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SAVIOUR, when temptations try us,
May the thought that Thou art by us

Lend us courage to prevail.
If the foe has dared to enter,

Fought, and turned at last to flee,
Take away our pride, and centre

All our gratitude on Thce.
If the conflict overtake us,

And we fight and fail to win,
Banish blind despair, and make us

Braver in the war with sin,
"Should we e'er in mean submission

Basely yield without a blow,
May the tears of true contrition

Testify our shame and woe.
Saviour, Thou hast known temptation,

Thou hast felt its deadly power ;
Succour us with Thy salvation,

Aid us in the evil hour

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(OT in anger, mighty God,
Not in
anger

smite us ;
We must perish if Thy rod
Justly should requite us :

We are nought;

Sin hath brought,
Lord, Thy wrath

upon us ;
Yet have mercy on us.
Show me now a Father's love,

And His tender patience ;
Heal my wounded soul, remove
These too sore temptations :

I am weak;

Father, speak
Thou of peace and gladness ;
Comfort Thou

my

sadness.
Father, hymns to Thee we raise,

Here and soon in heaven;
And the Son and Spirit praise
Who our bonds have riven :

Evermore

We adore
Thee, Whose grace hath stirred us,
And Whose pity heard us.

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LOT out our sins of old,

When erst we went astray,
When, Father, from Thy fold
We wandered far away :
O King of heaven,

To Thee we cry,

Ere yet we die,

To be forgiven.
In this our hour of need,

In hope we fly to Thee ;
Sow in our hearts the seed
Of bright eternity :
O Lord, we pray,

As morning dew
Our strength renew

From day to day.
O God, by day, by night,

We lowly bend the knee ;
Again at dawn of light,
In deep humility,
Our voices raise

For sins forgiven,

And hopes of heaven,

In prayer and praise.
Blot out our sins gone by,

Blot out our to-day,
And others ere we die;
And give us, while we pray,
Undying faith

In Christ, to see

The victory
O'er sin and death.

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ROCK of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee ;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Cleanse me from its guilt and power,
Not the labours of

my

hands
Can fulfil Thy law's demands ;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
All for sin could not atone ;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.
Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy Cross I cling :
Naked come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace ;
Foul, I to the Fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.
While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyelids close in death,
When I soar through tracts unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

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WHEN our heads

are bowed with woe,
When our bitter tears o'erflow,
When we mourn the lost, the dear,
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear.
Thou our throbbing flesh hast worn,
Thou our mortal griefs hast borne,
Thou hast shed the human tear;
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear.
When the sullen death-bell tolls
For our own departed souls ;
When our final doom is near,
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear.
Thou hast bowed the dying head,
Thou the blood of life hast shed,
Thou hast filled a mortal bier ;
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear.
When the heart is sad within
With the sense of all its sin;
When the spirit shrinks with fear,
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear.
Thou the shame, the grief hast known,
Though the sins were not Thine own;
Thou hast deigned their load to bear ;
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear.

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