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b 1 ^1 WEET was the time, when first I felt
k_7 The Saviour's pard'ning blood,
Apply'd to cleanse my soul from guilt,
And bring me home to God.

o 2 Soon as the morn the light reveal'd,
His praises tun'd my tongue ;
And when the ev'ning shades prevail'd,
His love was all my song.

•—3 (In vain the tempter spread his wiles,
The world no more could charm ;
I liv'd upon my Saviour's smiles,
And lean'd upon his arm.)

o 4 In pray'r my soul drew near the LoFd,
And saw his glory shine ;
And when I read his holy word,

1 call'd each promise mine.

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538 HYMN 53. Select

e 5 But now — when ev'ning shade prevails,
My soul in darkness mourns :
And when the morn the light reveals,

No light to me returns.
6 My pray'rs are now a chatt'ring noise,

For Jesus hides his face ;
I read — the promise meets my eyes —
But will not reach my case.
— 7 Rise, Lord, and help me to prevail—

O make my soul thy care •,
o I know thy mercy cannot fail,
— Let me that mercy share. Newton

HYMN 53. 8s. Bethany, [bj

Faith fainting.

e 1 T71 NCOMPASS'D with clouds of distress,
WTJ Just ready all hope to resign ;

I pant for the light of thy face,

And fear it will never be mine :
p DisheartenM with waiting so long,

I sink at thy feet with my load ;

All-plaintive I pour out my song,

And stretch forth my hands unto God.
— 2 Shine, Lord, and my terrour shall cease ;

The blood of atonement apply ;

And lead me to Jesus for peace,

The rock that is higher than I:
o Speak, Saviour, for sweet is thy voice,

Thy presence is fair to behold ;
— Attend to my sorrows and cries,
e My groanings that cannot be told.
— 3 If sometimes 1 strive, as I mourn,

My hold on thy promise to keep;
o The billows more fiercely return,

And plunge me again in the deep.
— While harass' d and cast from thy sight,

The tempter suggests with a roar,
d " The Lord has forsaken thee quite ;

" Thy God will be gracious no more."
e 4 Yet, Lord, if thy love has designed

No covenant blessing for me,

Ah, tell me, how is it I find

Some pleasure in waiting, for thee ?



Select. HYMN 54. 539

o Almighty to rescue thou art ;

Thy grace is my shield and my tow'r :
iO Come succour and gladden my heart,

Let this be the day of thy power.. Rippobj 1 s Col,

HYMN 54. 7s. Fairfax, [b]
Self Examination.

1 'ri^IS a point I long to know,

JL Oft it causes anxious thought :-*—
e Po I loye the Lord, or no ?
Am I his, or am I not ?

2 If I loye, why am I thus ?
"Why this dull, this lifeless frame ?
Hardly, sure, can they be worse ;
"Who have never heard his name.

6 Could my heart so hard remain,
Pray'r a task and burden prove— -
Ev'ry trifle give me pain —

If I knew a Saviour's love ?
e 4 When I turn my eyes within,

Ail is dark, and vain, and wild ;

Fill'd with unbelief and sin— -

Can I deem myself a child ?

5 If I pray, or hear, or read,

Sin is mix'd with all I do ;
d You who love the Lord indeed,

Tell me— is it so with you.

o 6 Yet I mourn my stubborn will,
Find my sin a grief and thrall ;
Should I grieve for what I feel, A

If I did not love at all !

7 Could I joy his saints to meet,
Choose the ways I once abhorr'd —
Find, at times, the promise sweet,
If I did not love the Lord ?

—8 Lord, decide the doubtful case !
Thou who art thy people's sun ;
Shine upon thy work of grace,
If it be indeed begun.

9 Let me love thee more and more,

If I love at all, I pray ;

If I have not lov'd before,

Help me to begin to-day. Newton.



540 HYMN 55, 56. Select.

HYMN 55. 3s. Consolation, [*]
The Holy Spirit addressed under darkness.

1 TT|ESCEND, Koly Spirit, the Dove,
JL^ And visit a sorrowful breast ;

e My burden of guilt to remove,

And bring me assurance and rest ;
— Thou only hast power to relieve

A sinner overwhelmM with his load ;

The sense of redemption to give,

And sprinkle his heart with the blood.

2 With me, if of old thou hast strove,
And kindly withheld me from sin ;
Resolv'd by the strength of thy love,
My worthless affections to win ;
The work of thy mercy revive,
Invincible mercy exert,

And keep my weak graces alive,
And set up thy rest in my heart.
S If when I have put thee to grief,
And madly to folly returnM,
Thy goodness has been my relief,
And lifted me up as I mournM ;

Spirit of pity and grace,
Relieve me again and restore ; •
My spirit in holiness raise,

To fail, and to grieve thee, no more :
e 4 If now I lament after God,

And pant for a taste of his love —
e If Jesus, who pourMout his blood,

ObtainM me a mansion above ; —
o Come, heavenly Comforter, come,

Sweet witness of mercy divine !
o And make me thy permanent home,

And seal me eternally thine. Rippon*

HYMN 56. L. M. Sicilian. [* b]
Prayer answered by Crosses.

1 "I" ASK'D the Lord that I m?"ght grow
A In faith, and love, and every grace ;

Might more of his salvation know,
And seek more earnestly his face.

2 'Twas he who taught me thus to pray,
And he, I trust,- has answer 1 d prayer ;



Select. HYMN 57, 58 541

But it has been in such a way,

As almost drove me to despair.

3 I hop'd that in some favoured hour,

At once he'd answer my request ;

And by his love's constraining pow'r,

Subdue my sins, and give me rest.
« 4 Instead of this, he made me feel

The hidden evils of my heart ;

And let the angry pow'rs of hell

Assault my soul in ev'ry part.
a 5 Yea, more — with his own hand he seem'd

Intent to aggravate my wo ;

Cross' d all the fair designs I schem'd,

Blasted my gourds, and laid me low.
c 6 Lord, why is this ? I trembling cry'd,

Wilt thou pursue thy worm to death ?
d " 'Tis in thi3 way (the Lord reply'd,)

11 1 answer pray'r for grace and faith.

7 " These inward trials I employ,

" From self and pride, to set thee free,

u And break thy schemes of earthly joy,

" That thou may'st seek thy all in me." Newtoht.

HYMN 57. L. M. PleyeVs. [*]
Inconstancy lamented.
1 TPVEAR Jesus, when, when shall it be,

JLJ That I no more shall break with thee ?
When will this war of passion cease,
And I enjoy a lasting peace ?
e 2 Here I repent, and sin again,

Sometimes revive, sometimes am slain ;
Slain with the same malignant dart,
Which, oh ! too often wounds my heart.
— 3 When, gracious Lord, when shall it be,

That I shall find my all in thee —
q The fulness of thy promise prove,

And feast on thine eternal love ? Dormngton.

HYMN 58. L, M. Bath, [b *]
Conflict between Sin and Holiness. Gal. v, 17.
1 ~ 1 ^nr7"HAT jarring natures dwell within — ■
TT Imperfect grace, remaining sin !

4*



54$ HYMN 59. Select

Not this can reign, nor that prevail,
Tho' each by turns my heart assail.

e 2 Now I complain, and groan, and die—
o Now raise my songs of triumph high ;
o Sing a rebellious passion slain,
e Or mourn to feel it live again.

o 3 One happy hour beholds me rise,
Borne upwards to my native skies;
When faith assists my soaring flight,
To realms of joy, and worlds of light.

e 4 Scarce a few hours or minutes roll,

Ere earth reclaims my captive soul ;
— I feel its sympathetic force,

And headlong urge my downward course.

c 5 How short the joys thy visits give !
How long thine absence, Lord, I grieve !
What clouds obscure my rising sun,
Or interrupt its rays at noon !

— 6 Great God, assist me through the fight,
Make me to triumph in thy might ;
Thou the desponding heart canst raise,
The vict'ry mine, and thine the praise.

Cruttendon.

HYMN 59. C. M. Tunbridge. [*]
Watchfulness and Prayer.

e 1 A LAS, what hourly dangers rise !

JljL What snares beset my way!
— To heaven then let me lift my eyes,

And hourly watch and pray.

p 2 How oft my mournful thoHs complain,

And melt in flowing tears !
e My weak resistance, ah, how vain !
e How strong my foes and fears !

— 3 O gracious God, in whom I live,
My feeble efforts aid ;
Help me to watch, and pray, and strive,
e Though trembling and afraid.

—4 Increase my faith, increase my hope,
When foes and fears prevail ;
And bear my fainting spirit up,
e Or soon my strength will fail



Select HYMN 60. 543

— 5 When strong temptations fright my heart,

Or lure my feet aside ;
o My God, thy powerful aid impart —

My guardian and my guide.

—6 Still keep me in thy heavenly way,
o And bid the tempter flee ;
—And never let me go astray,

From happiness and thee. Steele.

m m u ■ ■ ■■ ■■' ■ ■ ' — ■ — — - ^. - i i i i i — ■- -

HYMN 60. 8, 7 & 4. Helmsley. [*]
Hope encouraged. Vs. xlii, 5.

e 1 £~\ MY soul, what means this sadness ?

V^F Wherefore art thou thus cast down ?
o Let thy griefs be turn'd to gladness ;

Bid thy restless fears be gone :
Look to Jesus,

And rejoice in his dear name.

—2 What though Satan's strong temptations,

Vex and grieve thee day by day ;
And thy sinful inclinations

Often fill thee, with dismay ;
o Thou shalt conquer —

Thro' the Lamb's redeeming blood.

—3 Tho' ten thousand ills beset thee,

From without and from within ;
O Jesus saith he'll ne'er forget thee,

But will save from hell and sin :
He is faithful

To perform his gracious word.

—4 Tho' distresses now attend thee,
And thou tread'st the thorny road ;

o His right hand shall still defend thee ?
Soon he'll bring thee home to God !

Therefore praise him—
Praise the great Redeemer's name.

■—5 O that I could now adore him,

Like the heavenly host above,
o Who forever bow before him,

And unceasing sing his love !
Happy songsters !

When shall I your chorus join ? FAWCBTT.



544 HYMN 61, 62. Select

HYMN 61. C. M. Bedford. [*]
Lively Hope and gracious Fear,
e 1 T WAS a grov'ling creature once,
JL And basely cleav'd to earth ;
I wanted spirit to renounce
The clod that gave me birth.

—2 But God has breath'd upon a worm,
And sent me from above,
Wings such as clothe an angel's form,
The wings of joy and love.

o 3 With these, to Pisgah's top I fly,

And there delighted stand ;

To view, beneath a shining sky,

The spacious promis'd land.

o 4 The Lord of all the vast domain,
Has promis'd it to me :
The length and breadth of all the plain,
As far as faith can see.

— 6 How glorious is my privilege !

To thee for help 1 call ;
e I stand upon a mountain's edge,

O save me, lest I fall J

6 Tho' much exalted in the Lord,
My strength is not my own ;
e Then let me tremble at his word,
o And none shall cast me down. Cowper.

HYMN 62. L. P. M. Sheffield. [*]~~
Assurance. Jer. xxxi, 3.

1 TESUS, I know, hath died for me,—
%/ This is my hope, my joy, my rest !

Hither when hell assails, I flee,

And look into my Saviour's breast :
o Away, sad doubts, and anxious fear —
e Mercy is al] that's written there.

2 Tho' waves and storms go o'er my head,

e Tho' strength, and health, and friends, be gone

Tho' joys be wither'd all, and dead,

And every comfort be withdrawn ;
g Steadfast on this my soul relies-r-

Father thy mercy never dies.



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— 3 Fix'd on this rock will I remain,

e When heart shall fail, and flesh decay ;

g A rock which shall my soul sustain,

When earth's foundations melt away !
b Mercy's full power I then shall prove,

Lov'd with an everlasting love ! Lyndall.

HYMN 63. L. M. Psalm 9~th. [b] " "
Christ, the Believer's Ark. 1 Pet. iii, 20, 2J

1 TjnHE deluge, at the Almighty's call,

JL In what impetuous streams it fell '.
Swallow' d the mountains in its rage,
And swept a guilty world to hell.

2 In vain the tallest sons of pride
Fled from the close pursuing wave ;
Nor could their mightiest towers defend,
Nor swiftness 'scape, nor courage save.

e 3 How dire the wreck ! how loud the roar I
How shrill the universal cry —
Of millions in the last despair —
Re-echo'd from the low'ring sky.

e 4 Yet Noah, humble, happy saint,

Surrounded with the chosen few,

Sat in his ark, secure from fear,

And sang the grace that steer' d him through,
o 5 So may I sing, in Jesus safe,

While storms of vengeance round me fall ;

Conscious how high my hopes are fix'd,

Beyond what shakes this earthly ball.
— 6 Enter thine ark, while patience waits,

Nor ever quit that sure retreat ;
o Then the wide flood that buries earth,

Shall waft thee to a fairer seat.
E 7 Nor wreck nor ruin there is seen ;

There not a wave of trouble rolls ;

But the bright rainbow round the throne,

Seals endless life to all their souls. Doddridge.

HYMN 64. 8 & 7. Emmaus. [*]
Christ, a Friend closer than a Brother. Prov. xviii, 24.
1 ^~\NE there is, above all others,

V-F W T ell deserves the name of Friend ;
His is love beyond a brother's,
Costly, free, and knows no end :



546 HYMN 65. Select.

They who once his kindness prove,
Find it everlasting love.

e 2 Which of all our friends, to save us

Could, or would have shed their blood ?
o But our Jesus died to have us,

Reconcil'd in him to God :
o This is boundless love indeed !

Jesus is a friend in need.
e 3 When he liv'd on earth abased,

Friend of sinners was his name ;
— Now above all glory raised,

He rejoices in the same :

Still he calls them brethren, friends,

And to all their wants attends.
e 4 Oh for grace our hearts to soften !

Teach us, Lord, at length to love ;
We, alas ! forget too often,

What a Friend we have above :
o But when home our souls are bro't,

We will love thee as we ought. Newtoit

HYMN 65. C. M. St Ann's. Mear. [b]
Manna, or Daily Supply. Exod. xvi, 18.

1 "]%/■* ANNA to Israel well supply' d
J. ▼ JL The want of other bread ;

While God is able to provide,
His people will be fed.

2 Of his kind care, how sweet a proof!
It suited every taste :

Who galher'd most had just enough,
Enough who gather' d least.
o 3 .'Tis still our gracious Lord provides,
Our comforts and our cares ;
His own unerring hand provides,
And gives us each our shares.
e 4 He knows how much the weak can beai,

And helps them when they cry ;
o The strongest have no strength to spare,

For such he'll strongly try.
—5 Daily they saw the manna come,
And cover all the ground ;
But what they try'd to keep at home,
Corrupted soon was found.



Select. HYMN 66, 67. 547

e 6 Vain their attempts to store it up ;

This was to tempt the Lord :
o Israel must live by faith and hope,

And not upon a hoard. Newton.

HYMN 66. C. M. York. [*]

Joys of Saints. Neh. lk, 10.

1 I"OY is a fruit that will not grow,
V In nature's barren soil ;
e All we can boast, till Christ we know,
Is vanity and toil.

—2 But where the Lord has planted grace,

And made his glories known ; —
o There fruits of heavenly joy and peace,

Are found — and there alone.

e 3 A bleeding Saviour seen by faith,
— A sense of pard'ning love, —
o A hope that triumphs over death,
© Gives joys like those above.

—4 To take a glimpse within the vail,

To know that God is mine —
o Are springs of joy that never fail,

Unspeakable, divine !

—5 These are the joys which satisfy,

And sanctify the mind ;
o Which make the spirit mount on high,

And leave the world behind. Newton.

HYMN 67. C. M. Hymn 2d. [*]
Walking with God. Gen. v, 24.

1 /HfcH ! for a closer walk with God,

V-F A calm and heavenly frame ;
And light to shine upon the road,

That leads me to the Lamb !

« 2 Where is the blessedness I knew,
When first I saw the Lord ?
Where is the soul refreshing view
Of Jesus, and his word ?

*— 3 What peaceful hours I once erijoy'd 1

How sweet their mem'ry still !
e. But they have left an aching void v

The world can never fill.



548 HYMN 68, 69. Select.

—4 Return, O holy Dove, return,
Sweet messenger of rest ;
1 hate the sins that made thee mourn,
And drove thee from my breast.

5 The dearest idol I have known,
Whate'er that idol be —

Help me to tear it from thy throne,
And worship only thee.

6 So shall my walk be close with God,
Calm and serene my frame ;

o And purer light shall mark the road,

That leads me to the Lamb. Cowper.

HYMN 68. CM. Abridge. [*]
Light Shining out of Darkness.

1 ^1 OD moves in a mysterious way,
\JC His wonders to perform ;

He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

2 Deep in unfathomable mines,
Of never-failing skill ;

He treasures up his bright designs,

And works his sovereign will.
o 3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,

The clouds ye so much dread,
Are big with mercy, and shall break

"With blessings on your head.

—4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,

But trust him for his grace ;
e Behind a frowning providence,
o He hides a smiling face.
— 5 His purposes will ripen fast,

Unfolding every hour ;
The bud may have a bitter taste,

But sweet will be the flow'r.
o 6 Blind unbelief 13 sure to err,

And scan his work in vain ;
o God is his own interpreter,

And he will make it plain. Cowper.



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HYMN 69. L.M. PleyeVs. [b]
•Afflictions sanctijied by the Word.
HOW I love thy holy word,
Thy gracious covenant, O Lord !



Select. HOIN 70. 549

It guides me in the peaceful way ;

1 think upon it all the day.

2 What are the mines of shining wealth ?
The strength of youth, the bloom of health ? —
What are all joys, compared with those,
Thine everlasting word bestows ?

e 3 Long unafflicted, undismay'd,

In pleasure's path, secure I slray'd :
— Thou mad'st me feel thy chast'ning rod,
o And straight I turn'd unto my God.
« 4 What tho 1 it piercM my fainting heart —
o I bless thine hand that caus'd the smart ;
e It taught my tears a while to flow,
o Put sav'd me from eternal wo.
e 5 Oh I hadst thou left me unchastisM,

Thy precepts I had still despis'd ;

And still the snare in secret laid,

Had my unwary feet betrayM.
o 6 I love thee, therefore, O my God,

And breathe towards thy dear abode ;

Where, in thy presence, fully blest,

Thy chosen saints for ever rest. Cowper.

HYMN 70. C. M. Barby. [*]

Submission.
LORD, my best desire fulfil,
And help me to resign,
Life, health, and comfort to thy will,
And make thy pleasure mine.
e 2 Why should I shrink at thy command,
Whose love forbids my fears ?
Or tremble at the gracious hand,
That wipes away my tears ?
—3 No, let me rather freely yield
What most I prize, to thee ;
Who never hast a good withheld,

Or wilt withhold from me.
4 Thy favour, all my journey through,

Thou art engag'd to grant ;
What else I want, or think I do,
'Tis better still to want-
o 5 Wisdom and mercy guide my way j
* Shall I resist them both ?
A poor blind creature of a day ?
And crush'd before the moth '.
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550 HYMN 71, 72. Select.

—6 But ah ! my inward spirit cries,
Still bind me to thy sway ;
Else the next cloud that veils my skies,

Drives all these thoughts away. Cowper.

HYMN 71. C. M. Bedford. [*b]
Resignation. It is the Lord. 1 Sam. iii, 18.

1 XT is the Lord — enthron'd in light,
X Whose claims are all divine ;

Who has an undisputed right,
To govern me and mine.

2 It is the Lord — ; who governs all—
My wealth, my friends, my ease ;

And of his bounties may recall
Whatever part he please.

e 3 It is the Lord — should I distrust,

Or contradict his will ?
— Who cannot do but what is just,

And must be righteous still.

4 It is the Lord — who can sustain
Beneath the heaviest load,
o From whom assistance I obtain,
To tread the thorny road.

—5 It is the Lord — whose matchless skill

Can from afflictions raise—
o Matter, eternity to fill

With ever growing praise.

— 6 It is the Lord — my cov'nant God,
o Thrice blessed be his Name,

Whose gracious promise, seal'd with blood,
Must ever be the same.

o 7 His cov'nant will my soul defend,

Should nature's self expire ;
g And the great Judge of all descend

In awful flaming fire. Gbeew.

HYMN 72. CM. Tunbridge. [*]

Self-denial : or, Bearing the Cross. Mark viii, 38.

e 1 ~|~\IDST thou, dear Jesus, suffer shame,
JL^ And bear the cross for me ?
And shall I fear to own thy name,
Or thy disciple be ?



Select. HYMN 73. 551

—2 Inspire my soul with life divine.
And make me truly bold ;
Let knowledge, faith, and meekness shine,
Nor love, nor zeal grow cold.
o 3 Let mockers scoff, the world defame,
And treat me with disdain ;
Still may I glory in thy name,
And count reproach my gain.
o 4 To thee I cheerfully submit,
And all my pow'rs resign ;
Let Wisdom point out what is fit,

And I'll no more repine. KiRH-AM.

HYMN 73. C. M. Reading. [*]

Contentment. Phil, i'v, 11.

1 i/lIERCE passions discompose the mind,
X? As tempests vex the sea ;

But calm content and peace we find,
When, Lord, we trust in thee.

2 In vain by reason, and by rule,
We try to bend the will ;

For none but in the Saviour's school,
Can learn the heav'nly skill.

3 Since at his feet my soul has sat,
His gracious words to hear ;

Contented with my present state,
I cast on him my care.

4 " Art thou a sinner, soul ?" he said,
44 Then how canst thou complain ?

44 How light thy troubles here, if weigh'd
44 With everlasting pain !

5 4t If thou of murm'ring wouldst be cur 7 d,
44 Compare thy griefs with mine %

44 Think what my love for thee endur'd-rr-
44 And thou wilt not repine.

6 " 'Tis I appoint thy daily lot,
44 And I do all things well ;

* fc Thou soon shalt leave this wretched spot,
44 And rise with me to dwell.

7 4C In life my grace shall strength supply,
44 Proportion' d to thy day ;

44 At death thou still shalt find me nigh,
44 To wipe thy tears away."



552 HYMN 74, 75. Select

8 Thus I, who once my wretched days,

In vain repining spent ;
Taught in my Saviour's school of grace,

Have learn'd to be content. Cowper.

HYMN 74. C. M. St. Ann's. [*]
The Lord will Provide. Gen. xxii, 14.

1 fTlHE saints should never be dismay'd,

JL Nor 3ink in hopeless fear ;
For when they least expect his aid,
The Saviour will appear.

2 This Abrah'm found : he rais'd the knife,
d God saw, and said, ' Forbear ; —

' Yon ram shall yield his meaner life :

4 Behold the victim there.'
—3 Once David seem'd Saul's certain prey ;
d But hark ! the foe's at hand :
— Saul turns his arms another way,

To save the invaded land.

4 When Jonah sunk beneath the wave*,
He thought to rise no more ;
o But God prepar'd a fish, to save,
And bear him to the shore.

— 5 Blest proofs of pow'r and grace divine,

That meet us in his word !
May ev'ry deep felt care of mine,

Be trusted with the Lord.
6 Wait for his seasonable aid,

And though it tarry, wait :
The promise may be long delay' d ;

But cannot come too late. Cowper.

HYMN 75. H. M. Allerton. [*]
The Lord my Banner. Exod. xvii, 15.
€ 1 TO y whom was David taught
J3 To aim the dreadful blow.
When he Goliah fought,
And laid the Gittite To w ?
— No sword nor spear the stripling took,

But chose a pebble from the brook.
o 2 'Twas Israel's God and King,
Who sent him to the fight ;
Who gave him strength to sling,
And skill to aim aright :



Select. HYMN 76. 553

— Ye feeble saints, your strength endures,
Because young David's God is yours.

e 3 Who order'd Gideon forth,
To storm the invader's canip, —
With arms of little worth,
A pitcher and a lamp ?
The trumpets made his coming known j
And all the host was overthrown.
o 4 Oh ! I have seen the day,
When with a single word-^
God helping me to say,
e c My trust is in the Lord,' —
o My soul has quell'd a thousand foes,
Fearless of all that could oppose.

e 5 But unbelief, self-will,

Self-righteousness and pride-
How often do they steal
My weapons from my side !

o Yet David's Lord, and Gideon's Friend,

Will help his servant to the end. Cowfbr,

HYMN 76. C. M. York. [*]

The Lord that healeth. Exod. xv.
1 TTTTEAL us, Emmanuel ; — here we are,

JLJL Waiting to feel thy touch :
Deep wounded souls to thee repair ;
g And, Saviour, we are such.
— 2 Our faith is feeble, we confess,

We faintly trust thy word ;
e But wilt thou pity us the less ?— -
d Be that far from thee, Lord I
— 3 Remember him who once applied,

With trembling for relief;
d " Lord, I believe." with tears he cried ;
" O help my unbelief."

—4 She too who touch'd thee in the press,

And healing virtues stole,
d Was answer'd u Daughter, go in peace ;

u Thy faith hath made thee whole."
—5 Conceal'd amidst the gathering throng,

She would have shunnM thy view ;
And if her faith was firm and strong,

Had some misgivings top.



554 HYMN 77, 78. Select

6 Like her with hopes and fears we come,
To touch thee if we may ;
e Oh ! send us not despairing home —

Send none unheal 1 d away. Cowper.

HYMN 77. L. M. Armley. [*]
The Lord send Peace. Judg. vi, 24.
e 1 I"ESUS, whose blood so freely streamed

f3 To satisfy the law's demand —



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