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4 Father, while we break this bread,

And thy Christ remember thus,
Make us one with him, our Head,
Thou in him, and he in us.

C. M. 351.

ANONYMOUB.

Parting Hymn. 1 Through thee as we together came,

In singleness of heart,
And met, o Jesus! in thy name,

So in thy name we part.
2 Nearer to thee our spirits lead,

And still thy love bestow,
Till thou hast made us free indeed,

And spotless here below.
3. When to the right or left we stray,

Leave us not comfortless,
But guide our feet into the way

of everlasting peace.

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1 When God, of old, came down from heaven,

In power and wrath he came; Before his feet the clouds were riven,

Half darkness and half flame.

2 But when he came the second time,

He came in power and love; Softer than gales at morning prime

Hovered his holy Dove.

3 The fires that rushed on Sinai down

In sudden torrents dread,
Now gently light, a glorious crown,

On every sainted head.

4 Like arrows went those lightnings forth,

Winged with the sinner's doom ;
But these, like tongues, o'er all the earth

Proclaiming life to come.

8, 6, & 48. M.

353.

SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS

The Holy Ghost the Comforter.

1 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed

His tender, last farewell,
A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed,

With us to dwell.

2 He came in tongues of living flame,

To teach, convince, subdue;
All powerful as the wind he came,

As viewless too.

3 He came sweet influence to impart,

A gracious, willing guest,
While he can find one humble heart

Wherein to rest.

4 And his that gentle voice we hear,

Soft as the breath of even,
That checks each fault, that calms each fear,

And speaks of heaven.

5 And every

virtue we possess, And every victory won, And every thought of holiness,

Are his alone.

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6 Spirit of purity and grace,

Our weakness pitying see;
O make our hearts thy dwelling-place,

And worthier thee.

C. M. 354.

WATTS.
Prayer for the Spirit.
1 Come, holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quickening powers,
Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours.

2 In vain we tune our formal songs,

In vain we strive to rise;
Hosannahs languish on our tongues,

And our devotion dies.

3 Come, holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quickening powers;
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,

And that shall kindle ours.

L. M. 355. BROWNE.

Prayer for the Spirit.
i COME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With light and comfort from above;
Be thou our guardian, thou our guide;
O’er every thought and step preside.

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2 To us the light of truth display,

And make us know and choose thy way;
Plant holy fear in every heart,
That we from God may ne'er depart.

3 Lead us to holiness, - the road

Which we must take to dwell with God; Lead us to Christ, - the living way, Nor let us from his precepts stray;-

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4 Lead us to God, - our final rest,

To be with him for ever blest;
Lead us to heaven, its bliss to share, —
Fulness of joy for ever there.

L. M. 356. WESLEY'S COL.

For the Direction of God's Spirit.
i LEADER of Israel's host, and Guide

Of all who seek the land above,
Beneath thy shadow we abide,
The cloud of thy protecting love;
Our strength thy grace, our rule thy word,
Our end the glory of the Lord.

2 By thine unerring Spirit led,

We shall not in the desert stray ;
We shall not full direction need,
Nor miss our providential way;
As far from danger as from fear,
While Love, almighty Love, is near.

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S. M.

357. WESLEYAN.

For a Holy Heart.
Great Source of life and light,

Thy heavenly grace impart,
And by thy holy Spirit write

Thy law upon my heart :
My soul would cleave to thee;

Let naught my purpose move;
O let my faith more steadfast be,
And more intense

my

love!

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