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Stretch my faith's capacity
Wider and yet wider still :
My soul for ever fill!
Eutaw. HYMN 365. 6 lines 8's.
Come, and in me delight to rest;
O come and consecrate my breast !
And fix thy sacred presence there ! 2 If now thy influence I feel,
If now in thee begin to live,
Give me thyself, for ever give :
Eager I ask, I pant for more. 3 Eager for thee I ask and pant,
So strong the principle divine
Till all my hallow'd soul is thine ;
And lost in thy immensity.
My treasure and my all thou art !
Engraving pardon on my heart,
Earnest of love, and pledge of heaven. 5 Come then, my God, mark out thine heir,
Of heaven a larger earnest give!
More sensibly within me live:
Monmouth.] HYMN 366. 6 lines 8's. 1 VATHER of everlasting grace,
F e praise,
Thy goodness and thy truth we prove;
The Spirit of life, and pow'r, and love. 2 Send us the Spirit of thy Son, To make the depths of Godhead known,
To make us share the life divine:
And show, and seal us ever thine. 3 So shall we pray, and never cease, So shall we thankfully confess
Thy wisdom, truth, and power, and love! With joy unspeakable adore, And bless and praise thee evermore,
And serve thee as thy hosts above. 4 Till added to that heavenly choir, We raise our songs of triumphs higher,
And praise thee in a bolder strain; Out-soar the first-born seraph's flight, And sing, with all our friends in light,
Thy everlasting love to man.
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Eutaw.] HYMN 367. 6 lines 8's.
WANT the spirit of power within, Of power to conquer inbred sin:
Of love to thee and all mankind; Of health, that pain and death defies,
Most vigorous when the body dies. 2 When shall I hear the inward voice,
Which only faithful souls can hear?
Pardon, and peace, and heavenly joys,
Attend the promis'd Comforter : O come, and righteousness divine,
And Christ, and all with Christ are mine! 3 O that the Comforter would come!
Nor visit as a transient guest, But fix in me his constant home,
And keep possession of my breast : And make my soul his lov'd abode,
The temple of indwelling God ! 4 Come, Holy Ghost, my heart inspire!
Attest that I am born again; Come, and baptise me now with fire,
Nor let thy former gifts be vain: I cannot rest in sins forgiven;
Where is the earnest of my heaven? 5 Where the indubitable seal,
That ascertains the kingdom mine?
The signature of love divine !
Liberty.] HYMN 368. 6 lines 8's. 1 O !
I pine for thee with ling’ring smart !
When wilt thou come into my heart?
And swallow up my soul in thee! 2 Come, O thou universal Good!
Balm of the wounded conscience, come!
The weary, wand'ring pilgrim's home;
3 Be thou, O Love, whate'er I want;
Support my feebleness of mind;
Revive, illuminate the blind;
And heal the sick, and raise the dead. 4 Come, O my comfort and delight!
My strength and health, my shield and sun !
My joy, my glory, and my crown:
My tree of life, my paradise.
The mystery so long unknown,
The name inscrib’d on the white stone:
Amsterdam.] HYMN 369. 8 lines 7's & 6's.
Immense, immoveable !
Thy foot sinks deep as hell! Thee, alas, 1 long have known,
Long have felt thee fixt within; Still beneath thy weight I groan;
Thou art Indwelling Sin. 2 Thou art darkness in my mind,
Perverseness in my will ! Love inordinate and blind,
That always cleaves to ill: Every passion's wild excess ;
Anger, lust, and pride thou art :
Thou art sin, and sinfulness,
And unbelief of heart! 3 Not by human might or power
Canst thou be mov'd from hence :
Divine Omnipotence :
I have not believ'd in vain;
Shalt sink into a plain. 4 Christ, the Head, the Corner-Stone,
Shall be brought forth in me:
His grace shall set me free:
Him I evermore shall praise :
Of sanctifying grace.
And Christ shall build me up:
Partaker of my hope :
He its Finisher shall be ;
To all eternity.
1 WHO hath slighted or contemn'd
The day of feeble things?
salvation brings :
Him I now rejoice to see
To build and finish me.