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L. M.

ANONYMOUS. Angels from Heaven Strengthening Him. 1 LORD! in thy garden agony,

No light seemed on thy soul to break,
No form of seraph lingered nigh,

Nor yet the voice of comfort spake 2 Till, by thine own triumphant word,

The victory over ill was won;
Till the sweet, mournful cry was heard,

“ Thy will, O God, not mine, be done ! ” 3 Lord, bring these precious moments back;

When, fainting, against sin we strain ;
Or in thy counsels fail to track

Aught but the present grief and pain 4 In weakness, help us to contend;

In darkness, yield to God our will;
And true hearts, faithful to the end,

Cheer by thine holy angels still !



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Filial Submission.
1 AND can my heart aspire so high,

To say, "My Father,” God?
Lord, at thy feet, I fain would lie,

And learn to kiss the rod.

2 I would submit to all thy will,

For thou art good and wise;
Let each rebellious thought be still,

Nor one faint murmur rise.
3 Thy love can cheer the darkest gloom,

Ånd bid me wait serene,
Till hopes and joys immortal bloom,
And brighten all the scene.

4 “My Father, God," permit my heart

To plead her humble claim,
And ask the bliss those words impart,

In my Redeemer's name.

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Universal Prayer.
1 Father of all! in every age,

In every clime, adored,
By saint, by savage, and by sage,

Jehovah, Jove, or Lord! -
• 2 Save me alike from foolish pride,

Or impious discontent
At aught thy wisdom has denied,

Or aught thy goodness lent.
3 This day be bread and peace my lot:

All else beneath the sun
Thou knowest if best bestowed or not

And let thy will be done.
4 Yet not to earth's contracted span

Thy goodness let me bound,
Or think thee Lord alone of man,

When thousand worlds are round.
5 To thee whose temple is all space, ,

Whose altar, earth, sea, skies,
One chorus let all beings raise,

All nature's incense rise.

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The Same.
1 Father of all, whose cares extend

To earth's remotest shore,
Through every age let praise ascend,
And every clime adore.

2 Mean though I am, not wholly so,

Since quickened by thy breath;
Lord, lead me wheresoe'er I go,

Through this day's life or death.
3 Teach me to feel another's woe,

To hide the fault I see;
That mercy I to others show,
That mercy

show to me.
4 If I am right, thy grace impart

Still in the right to stay ;
If I am wrong, O teach my heart

To find that better way.
5 What conscience dictates to be done,

Or warns me not to do,
This teach me more than hell to shun,

That more than heaven pursue.


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Seeking God.
1 Light of Life, Seraphic Fire,

Love Divine, thyself impart;
Every fainting soul inspire;

Shine in every drooping heart !
Every mournful sinner cheer;

Scatter all our guilty gloom;
Love of God, appear, appear!

To thy human temples come,
2 Come, in this accepted hour;

Bring thy heavenly kingdom in!
Fill us with thy glorious power,

Rooting out the seeds of sin:
Nothing more can we require,

We will covet nothing less ;
Be thou all our heart's desire,
Be our heavenmin holiness.


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Thy Will be done."
1 FATHER, I know thy ways are just,

Although to me unknown;
O, grant me grace thy love to trust,

And cry, " Thy will be done."
2 If thou shouldst hedge with thorns my path;

Should wealth and friends be gone;
Still with a firm and lively faith,

I'll cry, “ Thy will be done."
3 Although thy steps I cannot trace,

Thy sovereign right I'll own;
And, as instructed by thy grace,

I'll cry, “ Thy will be done."
4 'Tis sweet thus passively to lie

Before thy gracious throne,
Concerning everything to cry,

“My Father's will be done.”

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Confidence in God.
1 My God! the covenant of thy love

Abides forever sure ;
And in thy matchless grace I feel

My happiness secure.
2 What though my house be not with thee

As nature could desire ?
To nobler joys than nature gives

Thy servants all aspire.
3 Since thou, the everlasting God,

My Father art become;
Jesus my Guardian and my Friend,
And heaven my final home ;

4 I welcome all thy sovereign will,

For all that will is love;
And when I know not what thou dost,

I wait the light above.
5 Thy covenant the last accent claims

Of this poor faltering tongue;
And that shall the first notes employ



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Prayer for Religious Principle.
1 AMDST a world of hopes and fears,

A wild of cares, and toils, and tears,
Where foes alarm and dangers threat,

And pleasures kill, and glories cheat:
2 Shed down, O Lord! a heavenly ray,

To guide me in the doubtful way;
And o'er me hold thy shield of power,

To guard me in the dangerous hour.
3 Teach me the flattering paths to shun,

In which the thoughtless many run,
Who for a shade the substance miss,

their ruin in their bliss.
4 May never pleasure, wealth or pride,

Allure my wandering soul aside;
But through this maze of mortal ill,
Safe lead me to thy heavenly hill.



Prayer for Divine Help.
1 Be with me, Lord, where'er I go;

Teach me what thou wouldst have me do;
Show me my weakness, - let me see
I have my power, my all from thee.

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