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Give me on thee to wait,

Till I can all things do; On thee, almighty to create,

Almighty to renew. 2 I want a sober mind,

A self-renouncing will,
That tramples down and casts behind

The baits of pleasing ill;
A soul inured to pain,

To hardship, grief, and loss,
Bold to take up, firm to sustain,

The consecrated cross. 3 I want a godly fear,

A quick discerning eye,
That looks to thee when sin is near,

And sees the tempter fly;
A spirit still prepared,

And armed with jealous care,
For ever standing on its guard,

And watching unto prayer. 4 I want a true regard,

A single, steady aim,
Unmoved by threatening or reward,

To thee and thy great name;
A zealous, just concern

For thine immortal praise;
A pure desire that all may learn,

And glorify thy grace. 5. I rest upon thy word;

The promise is for me:
My succor and salvation, Lord,

Shall surely come from thee:

But let me still abide,

Nor from my hope remove, Till thou my patient spirit guide

Into thy perfect love.

78. M.



Our Daily Bread.

1 Day by day the manna fell:

O to learn this lesson well!
Still by constant mercy fed,

Give me, Lord, my daily bread.
2“ Day by day," the promise reads ;
Daily strength for daily needs :
Cast foreboding fears away;
Take the manna of to-day.

3 Lord! my times are in thy hand;

All my sanguine hopes have planned
To thy wisdom I resign,
And would make thy purpose mine. .

4 Thou my daily task shalt give :
Day by day to thee I live;
So shall added years fulfil,
Not my own, my Father's will.

5 O to live exempt from care,

By the energy of prayer ;
Strong in faith, with mind subdued,
Yet elate with gratitude!


C. M. 557. H. M. WILLIAMS.

Habitual Devotion. 1 While thee I seek, protecting Power!

Be my vain wishes stilled; And may this consecrated hour

With better hopes be filled. 2 Thy love the powers of thought bestowed;

Io thee my thoughts would soar; Thy mercy o'er my life has flowed, —

That mercy I adore!
3 In each event of life, how clear

Thy ruling hand I see!
Each blessing to my soul more dear,

Because conferred by thee.
4. In every joy that crowns my days,

In every pain I bear,
My heart shall find delight in praise,

Or seek relief in prayer.
5 When gladness wings my favored hour,

Thy love my thoughts shall fill; Resigned, when storms of sorrow lower,

My soul shall meet thy will. 6 My lifted eye, without a tear,

The gathering storm shall see;
My steadfast heart shall know no fear ;-

That heart shall rest on thee!

78. M.

558. METHODIST COLL, "I will that men pray everywhere." 1 They who seek the throne of grace

Find that throne in every place;

If we live a life of prayer,
God is present everywhere.

2 In our sickness, in our health,

In our want or in our wealth,
If we look to God in prayer,
God is present everywhere.

3 When our earthly comforts fail,

When the woes of life prevail,
'T is the time for earnest prayer:

God is present everywhere.
4 Then, my soul, in every strait,

To thy Father come, and wait;
He will answer every prayer,
God is present everywhere.

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1 Come, kingdom of our God,

Sweet reign of light and love! Shed peace, and hope, and joy abroad,

And wisdom from above.


Over our spirits first

Extend thy healing reign ; There raise and quench the sacred thirst,

That never pains again.


Come, kingdom of our God!

And make the broad earth thine; Stretch o'er her lands and isles the rod

That flowers with grace divine.

Soon may all tribes be blest

With fruit from life's glad tree; And in its shade like brothers rest,

Sons of one family.


Come, kingdom of our God!

And raise thy glorious throne In worlds by the undying trod,

Where God shall bless his own.

7 & 6s. M.


Ed. Lit. Rev. “Pray without ceasing." i Go when the morning shineth,

Go when the noon is bright,
Go when the eve declineth,

Go in the hush of night;
Go with pure mind and feeling,

Fling earthly thought away,
And, in thy closet kneeling,

Do thou in secret pray.

2 Remember all who love thee,

All who are loved by thee;
Pray, too, for those who hate thee,

If any such there be;
Then for thyself, in meekness,

A blessing humbly claim,
And blend with each petition

Thy great Redeemer's name.*

3 Or, if 't is e'er denied thee

In solitude to pray, Should holy thoughts come o'er thee

When friends are round thy way,

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