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34. C. M.
BP. HEBER. Forgive and be Forgiven. 1 Oh God! my sins are manifold, against my life they cry,
And all my guilty deeds foregone, up to thy temple fly; Wilt thou release my trembling soul, that to despair is
driven? • Forgive!' a blessed voice replied, "and thou shalt be for
given! 2 My foemen, Lord! are fierce and fell, they spurn me in their
pride, They'render evil for my good, my patience they deride; Arise, oh King ! and be the proud to righteous ruin driven! • Forgive! an awful answer came, 'as thou wouldst be for
given! 3 Seven times, oh Lord! I pardoned them, seven times they
sinned again: They practise still to work me.wo, they triumph in my pain; But let them dread my vengeance now, to just resentment
driven! •Forgive ! the voice of thunder spake, or never be forgiven!'
35. C. M. STERNHOLD, altered.
Humble Penitence. 1 Oh Lord, turn not thy face away from them that lowly lie,
Lamenting sore their sinful life with tears and bitter cry! Thy mercy-gates are open wide to them that mourn their sin;
Oh shut them not against us, Lord, but let us enter in! 2 We need not to confess our fault, for surely thou canst tell What we have done, and what we are thou knowest very
well : Wherefore, to beg and to intreat, with tears we come to thee,
As children that have done amiss fall at their father's knee. 3 And need we then, oh Lord! repeat the blessing which we
crave, When thou dost know, before we speak, the thing that we
would have ? Mercy! oh Lord, — mercy we seek:- this is the total sum! For mercy, Lord! is all our prayer, -oh, let thy mercy
36. L. M. WATTS.
Confession and Pardon. - Ps. 32. '1 While I keep silence, and conceal
My heavy guilt within my heart,
What agonies of inward smart! 2 I spread my sins before the Lord,
And all my secret faults confess";
Thy holy Spirit seals the grace. 3 For this shall every humble soul
Make swift addresses to thy seat:
There shall they find a blest retreat. 4 How safe beneath thy wings I lie,
When days grow dark, and storms appear!
37. P. M. Bp. HEBER.
Joy in Heaven.
There was joy in Heaven!
.Glory to God in Heaven !! 2 There was joy in Heaven!
There was joy in Heaven!
And peace with God in Heaven! 3 There was joy in heaven!
There was joy in heaven!
"On earth good will,
4 There is joy in Heaven!
There is joy in Heaven!
DEVOUT ASPIRATIONS AND AFFECTIONS. 38. C. M.
What snares beset my way!
And hourly watch and pray.
And melt in flowing tears !
How strong my foes and fears! 3 O gracious God, in whom I live,
My feeble efforts aid,
Though trembling and afraid.
When foes and fears prevail ; And bear my fainting spirit up,
Or soon my strength will fail.
Or lure my feet aside;
My guardian and my guide.
And bid the tempter flee;
From happiness and thee.
39. L. M.
EPISCOPAL COL. The Soul panting for God. 1 As, panting in the sultry beam,
The hart desires the cooling stream,
So to thy presence, Lord, I flee,
And see thy glory, face to face.
And tears on tears successive roll;
O’er hours of peace and gladness flown. 3 For I have walked the happy round
That circles Zion's holy ground,
Responsive to the solemn song.
Should vexing thoughts distract thy breast?
40. 7s M,
MONTGOMERY. The Image of God. 1 FATHER of eternal grace,
Glorify thyself in me ;
May the world thine image see. 2 Happy only in thy love,
Poor, unfriended, or unknown,
Stay my heart on thee alone. 3 Humble, holy, all resigned
To thy will, -- thy will be done!
Of thy well beloved Son.
May I tread the path he trod,
41. C. M. WESLEY.
Secret Communion with God. 1 FATHER of Jesus Christ, my Lord,
I humbly seek thy face;
To ask thy pardoning grace.
I solemnly retire;
And grant my heart's desire. 3 Thy grace I languish to receive,
The spirit of love and power;
To live and sin no more.
And know my sins forgiven!
As angels do in heaven.
Looking upward in Affliction. 1 God of my life, to thee I call,
Afflicted at thy feet I fall,
Leave not my trembling heart to fail !
Where should I lodge my deep complaint,
Invites the helpless and the poor?
And thou refuse that mourner's plea ?
That none shall seek thy face in vain ? 4 That were a grief I could not bear,
Didst thou not hear and answer prayer;
True Happiness only in God. 1 HAPPINESS! thou lovely name,
Where 's thy seat? O tell me where !