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2. Grace, like an uncorrupted seed,
Abides and reigns within; Immortal principles forbid
The sons of God to sin.
To God within the veil :
And joys that never fail.
Of overflowing grace!
And see his lovely face.
Hymn 261. C. , 1. MIbope my portion and my God,
How little art thou known By all the judgments of thy rod,
And blessings of thy throne.
How negligent my fear!
How few affections there !
To give thy word success: Write thy salvation in my heart,
And make me learn thy grace. 4. Shew my forgetful feet the way
That leads to joys on high.
And love shall never die.
Hymn 262. L. M.
In coming to a mercy seat!
2. Pray’r makes the dark’ned cloud withdraw
Pray’r climbs the ladder Jacob saw!
Brings ev'ry blessing from above.
The weakest saint upon his knees. 4. While Moses stood with arms spread wide,
Success was found on Israel's side ;
That moment Amalek prevail'd.
To heav'n in supplication sent;
Hymn 263. P. x.
How can poor believers stand,
Press them close on ev'ry hand ? 2. Weak, indeed, they feel they are,
But they know the throne of grace;
Helps them when they seek his face. 3. Tho' the Lord a while delay,
Succour they at length obtain: He who taught their hearts to pray,
Will not let them cry in vain. 4. Wrestling pray'r can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits ;
Pray'r can force a passage thro'
Iron bars and brazen gates. 5. Hezekiah on his knees
Proud Assyrria's host subdu'd; And when smitten with disease,
Had his life by pray'r renew’d. 6. Peter, tho' confin’d and chain'd,
Pray'r prevail'd and brought him out; When Elijah pray'd it rain’d,
After three long years of drought. 7. We can likewise witness bear,
That the Lord is still the same; Tho' we fear'd he would not hear,
Suddenly deliv'rance came. 8. For the wonders he hath wrought,
Let us now our praises give: And by sweet experience taught,
Call upon him while we live.
Hymn 264. L. M. 1. PRINKLED with reconciling blood,
I dare approach thy throne, o God; Thy face no frowning aspect wears,
Thy hand no veangeful thunder bears! 2. Th' encircling rainbow, peaceful sign!
Doth with refulgent brightness shine;
I bid farewell to ev'ry fear.
With courage sing, with fervour pray;
Hope for acceptance thro' thy Son.
Expir'd to set the vilest free;
Hymn 265. L. M. 1.
There they behold thy mercy-seat; Where'er they seek thee thou art found,
And ev'ry place is hallow'd ground. 2. For thou, within no walls confin'd,
Inhabitest the humble minú;
And going, take thee to their home. 3. Dear shepherd of thy chosen few!
Thy former mercies here renew;
The sweetness of thy saving name. 4. Here may we prove the pow'r of pray'r,
To strengthen faith and sweeten care ;
And bring all heav'n before our eyes. 5. Behold at thy commanding word,
We stretch the curtain and the cord;
And bless us with a large increase. 6. Lord, we are few, but thou art near;
Nor short thine arm nor deaf thine ear; Oh rend the heav'ns, come quickly down, And make a thousand hearts thinę own.
Hymn 266. c. M.
And gladly sing thy praise.
Our sacrifice receive ,
To thee our souls we give.
3. Heav'n-ward our ev'ry wish aspires
For all thy mercy's store;
Our hearts t embrace thy will: Turn and beget us, Lord, again;
With all thy fulness fill..
Shed in our hearts abroad!
And be with Christ in God.
Hymn 267. L. 2. 1. AITH comes by hearing God's record
Concerning Jesus Christ the Lord; The happy means which he i'n lain viest, To brin po wine
Redemption of a fallen race,
Which bright from faith to faith doth shine. 3. The promise of immortal bliss
We have in Christ our righteousness:
Faith pleads our right, but buys it not. 4. True Faith receives the offer'd good,
And promise seal'd with Jesu's blood.