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Rippon's COL. A propitious Gale longed for. 1 AT anchor laid, remote from home,
Toiling, I cry, "Sweet Spirit, come!
But swell my sails, and speed my way.
And loose my cable from below; But I can only spread my sail ; 'Thou, thou must breathe the auspicious gale.”
DODDRIDGE. God shining into the Heart. 1 PRAISE to the Lord of boundless might,
With uncreated glories bright !
The unchanging Source of light and love. 2 Our rising earth his eye beheld,
When in substantial darkness veiled; “Let there be light,” Jehovah said,
And light o'er all its face was spread. 3 He sees the mind, when lost it lies
In shades of ignorance and vice,
And changes midnight into day.
On this benighted heart of mine;
5 My soul, revived by heaven-born day,
Thy radiant image shall display ;
Growing in Grace.
1 PRAISE to thy name, eternal God,
For all the grace thou shedd'st abroad;
To warm our souls with sacred love.
Brought down this plant of Paradise,
3 But why does that celestial flower
Open, and thrive, and shine no more?
4 Unchanging sun, thy beams display,
To drive the frosts and storms away ;
To cheer a plant so much thy own.
Fresh gales of heaven on shrubs below;
Veni, Creator Spiritus.
1 CREATOR Spirit! by whose aid
The world's foundations first were laid,
Come, pour thy joys on human kind. 2 Thrice holy fount! thrice holy fire !
Our hearts with heavenly love inspire ;
To sanctify us while we sing. 3 Plenteous of grace, descend from high,
Rich in thy sevenfold energy ;
And make thy temples worthy thee. 4 Refine and purge our earthly parts;
But, O, inflame and fire our hearts;
5 Chase from our minds the infernal foe,
And peace, the fruit of love, bestow;
Protect and guide us in the way. 6 Make us eternal truths receive,
And practise all that we believe ;
DODDRIDGE. The Influences of the Spirit desired. 1 GREAT Father of each perfect gift,
Behold, thy servants wait;
We flock around thy gate.
Thy Spirit from above,
And fire our hearts with love.
And solid comfort bring,
His all-reviving wing.
Declare our sins forgiven,
Our raptured thoughts to heaven.
That earth its fruit may yield;
To Carmel's flowery field.
With all thy quickening powers,
In these cold hearts of ours.
2 Look, how we grovel here below,
Fond of these trifling toys!
To reach eternal joys.
In vain we strive to rise ;
And our devotion dies.
With all thy quickening powers;
And that shall kindle ours.
SALISBURY COL. Divine Aid implored. 1 THINE influence, mighty God, is felt
Through nature's ample round; In heaven, on earth, through air and skies,
Thy energy is found. 2 Thy sacred influence, Lord, we need,
To form our hearts anew; 0, cleanse our souls from every sin,
And thy salvation show.
To guide our doubtful way;
And make a glorious day.
We'll do and bear thy will ;
And every murmur still.