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5 My soul, revived by heaven-born day,

Thy radiant image shall display ;
While all my faculties unite
To praise the Lord, who gives me light,

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DODDRIDGE.

Growing in Grace.

1 PRAISE to thy name, eternal God,

For all the grace thou shedd'st abroad;
For all thine influence from above,
To warm our souls with sacred love.

2 Blest be thy hand, which from the skies

Brought down this plant of Paradise,
And gave its heavenly glories birth,

To deck this wilderness of earth. 3 But why does that celestial flower

Open, and thrive, and shine no more?
Where are its balmy odors fled ?

And why reclines its beauteous head? 4 Unchanging sun, thy beams display,

To drive the frosts and storms away ;
Make all thy potent virtues known,

To cheer a plant so much thy own.
5 And thou, blest Spirit, deign to blow

Fresh gales of heaven on shrubs below;
So shall they grow, and breathe abroad
A fragrance grateful to our God.

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DRYDEN.

Veni, Creator Spiritus.

1 CREATOR Spirit! by whose aid

The world's foundations first were laid,
Come, visit every pious mind,

Come, pour thy joys on human kind. 2 Thrice holy fount ! thrice holy fire !

Our hearts with heavenly love inspire;
Come, and thy sacred unction bring,

To sanctify us while we sing. 3 Plenteous of grace, descend from high,

Rich in thy sevenfold energy;
From sin and sorrow set us free,

And make thy temples worthy thee. 4 Refine and purge our earthly parts;

But, O, inflame and fire our hearts;
Our frailties help, our vice control,
Submit the senses to the soul.

5 Chase from our minds the infernal foe,

And peace, the fruit of love, bestow;
And lest our feet should step astray,

Protect and guide us in the way. 6 Make us eternal truths receive,

And practise all that we believe;
Give us thyself, that we may see
The Father and the Son by thee.

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DODDRIDGE. The Influences of the Spirit desired. 1 GREAT Father of each perfect gift,

Behold, thy servants wait;
With longing eyes and lifted hands,

We flock around thy gate.
2 0, shed abroad that royal gift,

Thy Spirit from above,
To bless our eyes with sacred light,

And fire our hearts with love.
3 With speedy flight may he descend,

And solid comfort bring,
And o'er our languid souls extend

His all-reviving wing.
4 Blest earnest of eternal joy,

Declare our sins forgiven,
And bear with energy divine

Our raptured thoughts to heaven.
5 Diffuse, O God, these copious showers,

That earth its fruit may yield;
And change this barren wilderness

To Carmel's flowery field.

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WATTS. Breathing after the Holy Spirit. 1 COME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quickening powers,
Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours.

2 Look, how we grovel here below,

Fond of these trifling toys!
Our souls can neither fly nor go

To reach eternal joys.
3 In vain we tune our formal songs,

In vain we strive to rise ;
Hosannas languish on our tongues,

And our devotion dies.
4 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quickening powers;
Come, shed abroad a Savior's love,

And that shall kindle ours.

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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;
O, cleanse our souls from every sin,

And thy salvation show.
3 Father of light, thine aid impart,

To guide our doubtful way;
Thy truth shall scatter every cloud,

And make a glorious day.
4 Supported by thy heavenly grace,

We'll do and bear thy will ;
That grace shall make each burden light,

And every murmur still.

5 Cheered by thy smiles, we'll fearless tread

The gloomy path of death,
And with the hopes of endless bliss

To thee resign our breath.

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WATTS. The Presence and Influence of God desired. 1 COME, dearest Lord, descend and dwell

By faith and love in every breast; Then shall we know, and taste, and feel,

The joys that cannot be expressed. 2 Come, fill our hearts with inward strength,

Make our enlarged souls possess And learn the height, and breadth, and length,

Of thine unmeasurable grace. 3 Now to the God, whose power can do

More than our thoughts or wishes know, Be everlasting honors done

By all the church through Christ his Son.

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C. M. CAPPE'S SELECTION. Prayer for spiritual and eternal Blessings. 1 ETERNAL Source of life and light,

Supremely good and wise,
To thee we bring our grateful vows,

To thee lift up our eyes.
2 Our dark and erring minds illume

With truth's celestial rays;
Inspire our hearts with sacred love,

And tune our lips to praise.

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