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Forsaking all to follow Christ.

1 JESUS, I my cross have taken,
All to leave, and follow thee;
Naked, poor, despised, forsaken,
Thou, from hence, my all shalt be:
And whilst thou shalt smile upon me,
God of wisdom, love, and might,
Foes may hate and friends disown me;
Show thy face, and all is bright.

2 Man may trouble and distress me;

'Twill but drive me to thy breast:
Life with trials hard may press me;

Heaven will bring me sweeter rest:
O, 'tis not in grief to harm me,
While thy love is left to me;
O, 'twere not in joy to charm me,
Were that joy unmixed with thee.


L. M.

Security in the Cross.


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1 HERE at thy cross, incarnate God,
I lay my soul beneath thy love,
Beneath the droppings of thy blood, -
Nor shall it, Jesus, e'er remove.

2 Should worlds conspire to drive me thence,
Unmoved and firm this heart should lie;
Resolved, for that's my last defence,—
If I must perish, there to die.

3 But speak, my Lord, and calm my fear; Am I not safe beneath thy shade? Thy justice will not strike me here,

Nor Satan dare my soul invade.

4 Yes, I'm secure beneath thy blood,

And all my foes shall lose their aim;
Hosanna to my Saviour God,

And my best honors to his name.

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L. M.

Desiring Assurance of the divine Favor. 1 IN vain the world's alluring smile Would my unwary heart beguile; Deluding world! its brightest day Dream of a moment-flits away. 2 To nobler bliss my soul aspires; Come, Lord, and fill these large desires With power, and light, and love divine; O, speak, and tell me thou art mine. 3 The blissful word, with joy replete,

Shall bid my gloomy fears retreat;
And heavenly hope, serenely bright,
Illume and cheer my darkest night.
4 So shall my joyful spirit rise,

On wings of faith, above the skies,
Then dwell forever near thy throne,
In joys to mortal thought unknown.



C. M.
Renunciation of the World for Christ.

1 YE earthly vanities, depart;
Forever hence remove;

For Christ alone deserves my heart,
And every thought of love.


2 His heart, where love and pity dwelt
In all their softest forms,
Sustained the heavy load of guilt
For lost, rebellious worms.

3 Can I my bleeding Saviour view,
And yet ungrateful prove?
And pierce his wounded heart anew,
And grieve his injured love?

4 Great God, forbid: O, bind this heart,
This roving heart, of mine,

So firm, that it may ne'er depart,

In chains of love divine.


C. M.

Parting with All for Christ.

1 YE glittering toys of earth, adieu;
A nobler choice be mine;
A heavenly prize attracts my view,
A treasure all divine.

2 Jesus, to multitudes unknown,
O name divinely sweet!
Jesus, in thee, in thee alone,
True wealth and honor meet.

I'd clasp it to my joyful heart,
And be forever blest.


3 Should earth's vain treasures all depart, Of this dear gift possessed,


4 Dear portion of my soul's desires,
Thy love
bliss divine;
Accept the wish that love inspires,
And let me call thee mine.


C. M.

Security and Comfort in God.

1 THIS world would be a wilderness,
If banished, Lord, from thee;
And heaven, without thy smiling face,
Would be no heaven to me.

2 My Friend art thou where'er I go,
The object of my love,
My kind Protector here below,
And my reward above.

3 When foes intrude or tyrants frown,
Thou art my sure relief;

To thee I make my sorrows known,
And tell thee all my grief.

4 'Midst rising winds and beating storms,
Reclining on thy breast,

I find in thee a hiding-place,
And there securely rest.

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C. M.

Living by Faith on the Son of God.

1 BLEST Jesus, while in mortal flesh
I hold my frail abode,

Still would my spirit rest on thee,
My Saviour and my God.

2 On thy dear cross I fix my eyes,
Then raise them to thy seat;
Till love dissolves my inmost soul,
At my Redeemer's feet.



3 Be dead, my heart, to worldly charms;
Be dead to every sin;

And tell the boldest foe without,
That Jesus reigns within.

S. M.

Entire Surrender.

1 O LORD, thou art my Lord,
My portion and delight;
All other lords I now reject,
And cast them from my sight.

3 Too long my feet have strayed In sin's forbidden way


2 Thy sovereign right I own,

Thy glorious power confess;
Thy law shall ever rule my heart,
While I adore thy grace.

But since thou hast my soul reclaimed,
To thee my vows I'll


4 My soul, to Jesus joined

By faith, and hope, and love,
Now seeks to dwell among thy saints,
And rest with them above.

5 Accept, O Lord, my heart;
To thee myself I give ;

Nor suffer me from hence to stray,
Or cause thy saints to grieve.


C. M.

Delight in God.

1 O LORD, I would delight in thee,
And on thy care depend;
To thee in every trouble flee,
My best, my only Friend.


2 When all created streams are dried,
Thy fulness is the same;
May I with this be satisfied,
And glory in thy name.

3 No good in creatures can be found,
But may be found in thee;
I must have all things, and abound,
While God is God to me.

4 O Lord, I cast my care on thee;
I triumph and adore;
My great concern shall ever be
To love and please thee more.



L. M.
Parting with carnal Joys.

1 I SEND the joys of earth away;
Away, ye tempters of the mind,
False as the smooth, deceitful sea,

And empty as the whistling wind. 2 Your streams were floating me along Down to the gulf of dark despair; And while I listened to your song, Your streams had e'en conveyed me there.

3 Lord, I adore thy matchless grace,

That warned me of that dark abyss, That drew me from those treacherous seas, And bade me seek superior bliss.

4 Now to the shining realms above

I stretch my hands and glance my eyes; O for the pinions of a dove,

To bear me to the upper skies!

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