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2 I ask no dream, no prophet-ecstasies;

No sudden rending of the veil of clay ;
No angel-visitant, no opening skies;

But take the dimness of my soul away.
3 Hast Thou not bid us love Thee, God and King?

All, all Thine own, soul, heart, and strength, and mind;
I see Thy cross- —there teach my heart to cling:

O let me seek Thee, and O let me find.
4 Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;

Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;

Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.
5 Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,

One holy passion filling all my frame;
The baptism of the heaven-descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.

Rev. George Croly, 1854

118 st. CUTHBERT 8. 6. 8. 4.

Rev. John B. Dykes, 1861

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2 He came in semblance of a dove, 4 And His that gentle voice we hear, With sheltering wings outspread,

Soft as the breath of even, The holy balm of peace and love That checks each thought, that calms On earth to shed.

And speaks of heaven. (each fear, 3 He came sweet influence to impart, 5

And
every

virtue we possess, A gracious, willing Guest,

And every victory won, While He can find one humble heart And every thought of holiness, Wherein to rest.

Are His alone.
6 Spirit of purity and grace,

Our weakness, pitying, see :
O make our hearts Thy dwelling-place,
And worthier Thee.

Harriet Auber, 1829
II9 (LUX VESPERA) 7. 7. 7.5.
I GRACIOUS Spirit, Holy Ghost, 4 Faith will vanish into sight;
Taught by Thee, we covet most, Hope be emptied in delight;
Of Thy gifts at Pentecost,

Love in heaven will shine more bright; Holy, heavenly love.

Therefore, give us love.
2 Faith, that mountains could remove, 5 Faith and hope and love we see,
Tongues of earth or heaven above, Joining hand in hand, agree;
Knowledge, all things, empty prove, But the greatest of the three,
Without heavenly love.

And the best, is love.
3 Love is kind, and suffers long ; 6 From the overshadowing

Love is meek, and thinks no wrong ; Of Thy gold and silver wing,
Love than death itself more strong ; Shed on us who to Thee sing
Therefore, give us love.

Holy, heavenly love.

Bishop Christopher Wordsworth, 186

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Lowell Mason, 1832

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2 Dear Comforter, eternal Love, 3 Who made this beating heart of mine If Thou wilt stay with me,

But Thou, my heavenly Guest ? Of lowly thoughts and simple ways Let no one have it, then, but Thee, I'll build a house for Thee.

And let it be Thy rest.
Rev. Frederick W. Faber, 1849 : verse 1, 11. 2, 4, verse 2, 1. 4, verse 3, 1. 4,

Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures 122 DUNDEE C. M.

Arr. from Christopher Tye, 1553

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2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts, 3 This lamp, through all the tedious night In this dark vale of tears ;

Of life, shall guide our way, Life, light, and joy it still imparts, Till we behold the clearer light And quells our rising fears.

Of an eternal day.

Rev. John Fawcett, 1782

123 MUNICH 7.6. 7. 6. D.

J. G. C. Störl's Würtemberg Gesangbuch, 1711 :

Harmonized by Mendelssohn

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age. is the heaven-drawn pic ture Of Christ, the liv - ing Word.

3 It floateth like a banner

4 O make Thy Church, dear Saviour, Before God's host unfurled ;

A lamp of purest gold, It shineth like a beacon

To bear before the nations Above the darkling world.

Thy true light, as of old. It is the chart and compass

O teach Thy wandering pilgrims That o'er life's surging sea,

By this their path to trace, 'Mid mists and rocks and quicksands, Till, clouds and darkness ended, Still guides, O Christ, to Thee. They see Thee face to face.

Bishop William W. How, 1867

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