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4 Father, while we break this bread,
And thy Christ remember thus,
C. M. 351.
Parting Hymn. 1 Through thee as we together came,
In singleness of heart,
So in thy name we part.
And still thy love bestow,
And spotless here below.
Leave us not comfortless,
of everlasting peace.
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,
On every sainted head.
4 Like arrows went those lightnings forth,
Winged with the sinner's doom ;
Proclaiming life to come.
8, 6, & 48. M.
SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS
The Holy Ghost the Comforter.
1 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed
His tender, last farewell,
With us to dwell.
2 He came in tongues of living flame,
To teach, convince, subdue;
As viewless too.
3 He came sweet influence to impart,
A gracious, willing guest,
Wherein to rest.
4 And his that gentle voice we hear,
Soft as the breath of even,
And speaks of heaven.
5 And every
virtue we possess, And every victory won, And every thought of holiness,
Are his alone.
6 Spirit of purity and grace,
Our weakness pitying see;
And worthier thee.
C. M. 354.
With all thy quickening powers,
In these cold hearts of ours.
2 In vain we tune our formal songs,
In vain we strive to rise;
And our devotion dies.
3 Come, holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
With all thy quickening powers;
And that shall kindle ours.
L. M. 355. BROWNE.
Prayer for the Spirit.
With light and comfort from above;
2 To us the light of truth display,
And make us know and choose thy way;
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;-
4 Lead us to God, - our final rest,
To be with him for ever blest;
L. M. 356. WESLEY'S COL.
For the Direction of God's Spirit.
Of all who seek the land above,
2 By thine unerring Spirit led,
We shall not in the desert stray ;
For a Holy Heart.
Thy heavenly grace impart,
Thy law upon my heart :
Let naught my purpose move;