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3 Cheerful we tread the desert through,
While faith inspires a heav'nly ray,
Though lions roar, and tempests blow,
And rocks and dangers fill the way.

4 So Abr'am, by divine command,

Left his own house to walk with GOD:
His faith beheld the promis'd land,
And fir'd his zeal along the road.

Hymn.

Glorifying God in all Things.

1 FORTH in Thy Name, O LORD, I go,
My daily labour to pursue;
Thee, only Thee resolv'd to know,
In all I think, or speak, or do.

2 The task Thy wisdom hath assign'd,
O let me cheerfully fulfil !

In all my works Thy presence find,
And prove Thy acceptable will.

3 Thee may I set at my right hand,
Whose eyes my inmost substance see;
And labour on at Thy command,
And offer all my works to Thee.

4 Give me to bear Thy easy yoke,
And ev'ry moment watch and pray,
And still to things eternal look,
And hasten to Thy glorious day!

5 For Thee delightfully employ

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Whate'er Thy bounteous grace
And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with Thee to heav'n.

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Hymn.

Praying for Gratitude.

Is this the kind return?

And these the thanks we owe?
Thus to abuse eternal love

Whence all our blessings flow.

2 To what a stubborn framė
Has sin reduc'd our mind?
What strange rebellious wretches we,
And GOD as strangely kind!

3 Turn us again, O Gop!

And mould our souls afresh;

Break, sov'reign Grace, these hearts of stone,
And give us hearts of flesh.

4 Let past ingratitude

Provoke our weeping eyes,

And, hourly, as new mercies fall,
Let hourly thanks arise!

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Humility and Docility.

1 LORD, that I may learn of Thee,
Give me true simplicity:
Wean my soul, and keep it low,
Willing Thee alone to know.

2 Let me cast my reeds aside,
All that feeds my knowing pride;
Not to man, but GOD submit,
Lay my reasonings at His feet.

3 Of my boasted wisdom spoil'd,
Docile, helpless as a child;
Only seeing in Thy light,
Only walking in Thy might.

4 Then infuse the teaching grace,
Spirit of truth and righteousness;
Knowledge, love divine impart,
Life eternal to my heart.

Hymn.

Love to God.

1O THOU, who camest from above, The pure, celestial fire t' impart, Kindle a flame of sacred love

On the mean altar of my heart.

2 There, let it for Thy glory burn,
With inextinguishable blaze;
And trembling to it's source return,
In humble pray'r and fervent praise.

3 JESUS, confirm my heart's desire

To work, and speak, and think for Thee; Still let me guard the holy fire,

And still stir up Thy gift in me:

4 Ready for all Thy perfect will,

My acts of faith and love repeat,
Till death Thy endless mercies seal,
And make the sacrifice complete.

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Hymn.

Love to God.

1 HAPPY the heart where graces reign;
Where love inspires the breast:
Love is the brightest of the train,
And strengthens all the rest.

2 Knowledge, alas! 'tis all in vain,
And all in vain our fear,

Our stubborn sins will fight and reign,
If love be absent there.

3 "Tis love that makes our cheerful feet
In swift obedience move:
The devils know and tremble too,
But Satan cannot love.

4 This is the grace that lives and sings
When faith and hope shall cease;
'Tis this shall strike our joyful strings
In the sweet realms of bliss.

5 Before we quite forsake our clay,
Or leave this dark abode,

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The wings of love bear us away
To see our smiling GOD.

Hymn.

Love to God.-Religion nothing without.

HAD I the tongues of Greeks and Jews,

And nobler speech than angels use,

If love be absent, I am found

Like tinkling brass, an empty sound.

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2 Were I inspir'd to preach and tell
All that is done in heav'n and hell,
Or could my faith the world remove,
Still I am nothing without love.

3 Should I distribute all my store
To feed the bowels of the poor,
Or give my body to the flame,
To gain a martyr's glorious name;
4 If love to GOD and love to men
Be absent, all my hopes are vain :
Nor tongues, nor gifts, nor fiery zeal,
The work of love can e'er fulfil.

Hymn.

Meekness.-Religion against Anger.

1 AND is the Gospel peace and love?
Such let our conversation be;
The serpent blended with the dove,
Wisdom and meek simplicity.

2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,

And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife, TO JESUS let us lift our eyes,

Bright pattern of the Christian life!

3 Oh, how benevolent and kind!

How mild! how ready to forgive!
Be this the temper of our mind,
And these the rules by which we live.

4 Thy fair example may we trace,

To teach us what we ought to be! Make us, by Thy transforming grace, O SAVIOUR, daily more like Thee!

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