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1. Just as I am-with-out one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me, And

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2. Jesus, my hope, my rock, my shield! Whose precious blood was shed for me, Into Thy hands my soul I yield;

Saviour! I come, I come to Thee.

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3. Spirit of glory and of God!

Long hast Thou deigned my guide to be;
Now be Thy comfort sweet bestowed;
My God! I come, I come to Thee.

4. I come to join that countless host,

Who praise Thy name unceasingly; Blest Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! My God! I come, I come to Thee.

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1. THOU Only Sovereign of my heart,

My Refuge, my almighty FriendAnd can my soul from Thee depart,

On whom alone my hopes depend!

2. Whither, ah! whither shall I go,

A wretched wanderer from my Lord? Can this dark world of sin and wo

One glimpse of happiness afford?

3. Eternal life Thy words impart;

On these my fainting spirit lives; Here sweeter comforts cheer my heart, Than all the round of nature gives.

4. Let earth's alluring joys combine;

While Thou art near, in vain they call; One smile, one blissful smile of Thine,

My dearest Lord, outweighs them all. 5. Thy name my inmost powers adore;

Thou art my life, my joy, my care; Depart from Thee-'t is death-'t is more 'T is endless ruin, deep despair!

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6. Low at Thy feet my soul would lie;

Here safety dwells, and peace divine;
Still let me live beneath Thine eye,
For life, eternal life, is Thine.

MRS. STEELE.

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2. The world shut out from all my soul,

And heaven brought in with all its bliss; Oh! is there aught from pole to pole,

One moment to compare with this?

3. This is the hidden life I prize,

A life of penitential love;
When most my follies I despise,

And raise my highest thoughts above.

4. When all I am I clearly see,

And freely own, with deepest shame; When the Redeemer's love to me

Kindles within a deathless flame.

5. Thus would I live till nature fail,

And all my former sins forsake; Then rise to God, within the vail, And of eternal joys partake.

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402. L. M.

1. On the sweet wonders of that cross,
Where my Redeemer loved and died!
Her noblest life my spirit draws
From His dear wounds, and bleeding side.

2. I would for ever speak His name,

In sounds to mortal ears unknown; With angels join to praise the Lamb, And worship at His Father's throne. WATTS.

TH. HASTINGS.

403. L. M.

1. COME, now, ye wanderers, to your God, Through love, to purity restored;

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1. STAY, thou insulted Spirit, stay!

Though I have done Thee such despite, Cast not a sinner quite away,

Nor take Thine everlasting flight.

2. Though I have most unfaithful been

Of all whoe'er Thy grace received;
Ten thousand times Thy goodness seen,
Ten thousand times Thy goodness
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3. Yet O! the chief of sinners spare,

In honor of my great High Priest; Nor, in Thy righteous anger, swear

I shall not see Thy people's rest.

4. O Lord, my weary soul release,

And raise me by Thy gracious hand;
Guide me into Thy perfect peace,
And bring me to the promised land.

C. WESLEY.

406. L. M.

1. SHOW pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive;
Let a repenting rebel live.

Are not Thy mercies large and free?
May not a sinner trust in Thee?

2. My crimes are great, but don't surpass
The power and glory of Thy grace;
Great God, Thy nature hath no bound-
So let Thy pard'ning love be found.

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3. O wash my soul from every sin,
And make my guilty conscience clean;
Here on my heart the burden lies,
And past offences pain my eyes.

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4. My lips with shame my sins confess,
Against Thy law, against Thy grace;
Lord, should Thy judgments grow severe,
I am condemn'd, but Thou art clear.
5. Should sudden vengeance seize my breath,
I must pronounce Thee just, in death;
And if my soul were sent to hell,
Thy righteous law approves it well.
6. Yet, save a trembling sinner, Lord,
Whose hope, still hov'ring round Thy word,
Would light on some sweet promise there,
Some sure support against despair.

WATTS.

407. L. M.

1. WHEN Jesus' friend had ceased to be,
Still Jesus' heart its friendship kept-
"Where have ye laid him?" "Come and
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But ere His eyes could see, they wept. 2. Lord! not in sepulchres alone

Corruption's worm is rank and free; The shroud of death our bosoms ownThe shades of sorrow! come and see.

3. Come, Lord! God's image can not shine

Where sin's funereal darkness lowersCome! turn those weeping eyes of Thine Upon these sinning souls of ours!

4. And let those eyes, with shepherd care,

Their moving watch above us keep; Till love the strength of sorrow wear, And as Thou weepedst, we may weep.

5. For surely we may weep to know,

So dark and deep our spirit's stain,
That had Thy blood refused to flow,
Thy very tears had flowed in vain.
MRS. BROWNING.

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2. Thou loving, all-atoning Lamb-
Thee, by Thy painful agony,
Thy bloody sweat, Thy grief and shame,
Thy cross and passion on the tree,
Thy precious death and life-I pray,
Take all, take all my sins away.

C. WESLEY.

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1. WEARY of wandering from my God,
And now made willing to return,
I hear, and bow me to the rod:

Yet not in hopeless grief I mourn;
I have an Advocate above,
A Friend before the throne of love.
2. O Jesus, full of truth and grace-
More full of grace than I of sin;
Yet once again I seek Thy face,

Open Thine arms, and take me in!
And freely my backslidings heal,
And love Thy faithless servant still.

3. Thou know'st the way to bring me back, My fallen spirit to restore;

O, for Thy truth and mercy's sake,

Forgive, and bid me sin no more:
The ruins of my soul repair,
And make my heart a house of prayer.

C. WESLEY.

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1. LOOSED from my God, and far removed,
Long have I wandered to and fro;
O'er earth in endless circles roved,

Nor found whereon to rest below:
But now, my God, to Thee I fly,
For, Oh! estranged from Thee, I die.

2. Selfish pursuits, and nature's maze,

The things of sense, for Thee I leave:
Put forth Thy hand, Thy hand of grace;

Into the ark of love receive;
Take my poor, fluttering soul to rest,
And still it, Father, on Thy breast.

3. Endow me with my Saviour's peace,

Confirm and keep my longing heart;
In Thee may all my wanderings cease;
From Thee may I no more depart:
Never again from Thee remove,
Loved with an everlasting love!

MORAVIAN.

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1. O LOVE, of pure and heavenly birth!
O simple Truth, scarce known on earth!
Whom men resist with stubborn will,
And, more perverse and daring still,
Smother and quench with reasonings vain,
While error and deception reign!

2. Whence comes it, that, your power the

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As Iis on high, from whom you came,
Ye rarely find a listening ear,

Or heart, that makes you welcome here?
Because ye bring reproach and pain,
Where'er ye visit, in your train.

3. Then let the price be what it may,
Though poor, I am prepared to pay:
Come shame, come sorrow; spite of tears,
Weakness, and heart-oppressing fears;
One soul, at least, shall not repine
To give you room; come, reign in mine!

MADAME GUION.

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