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3 Cheerful we tread the desert through,
4 So Abr'am, by divine command,
Left his own house to walk with GOD:
Glorifying God in all Things.
1 FORTH in Thy Name, O LORD, I go,
2 The task Thy wisdom hath assign'd,
In all my works Thy presence find,
3 Thee may I set at my right hand,
4 Give me to bear Thy easy yoke,
5 For Thee delightfully employ
Whate'er Thy bounteous grace
Praying for Gratitude.
Is this the kind return?
And these the thanks we owe?
Whence all our blessings flow.
2 To what a stubborn framė
3 Turn us again, O Gop!
And mould our souls afresh;
Break, sov'reign Grace, these hearts of stone,
4 Let past ingratitude
Provoke our weeping eyes,
And, hourly, as new mercies fall,
Humility and Docility.
1 LORD, that I may learn of Thee,
2 Let me cast my reeds aside,
3 Of my boasted wisdom spoil'd,
4 Then infuse the teaching grace,
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,
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,
Love to God.
1 HAPPY the heart where graces reign;
2 Knowledge, alas! 'tis all in vain,
Our stubborn sins will fight and reign,
3 "Tis love that makes our cheerful feet
4 This is the grace that lives and sings
5 Before we quite forsake our clay,
The wings of love bear us away
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.
2 Were I inspir'd to preach and tell
3 Should I distribute all my store
Meekness.-Religion against Anger.
1 AND is the Gospel peace and love?
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!
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!