A CHARGE to keep I have,
S.M. Leviticus viii.35
1 A CHARGE to keep I have,
A God to glorify,
A never-dying soul to save,
And fit it for the sky;
To serve the present age,
My calling to fulfil:
O may it all my powers engage
To do my Master's will!
2 Arm me with jealous care,
As in thy sight to live;
And O thy servant, Lord, prepare
A strict account to give! ...read
A NATION God delights to bless,
8s. & 6s. Job xxxiv. 29.
1 A NATION God delights to bless,
Can all our raging foes distress,
Or hurt whom they surround?
Hid from the general scourge we are,
Nor see the bloody waste of war,
Nor hear the trumpet's sound.
2 O might we, Lord! the grace improve,
By labouring for the rest of love,
The soul-composing power;
Bless us with t ...read
A THOUSAND oracles divine
1 A THOUSAND oracles divine
Their common beams unite,
That sinners may with angels join
To worship God aright;
To praise a Trinity adored
By all the hosts above,
And one thrice-holy God and Lord
Through endless ages love.
2 Triumphant host! they never cease
To laud and magnify
The Triune God of holiness,
Whose glory fills the sk ...read
A WIDOW, poor, forlorn, oppressed,
L.M. Luke xviii. 7.
1 A WIDOW, poor, forlorn, oppressed,
Importunate her suit could gain;
And shall not we our joint request
By persevering prayer obtain?
2 A stranger to the judge she was,
But we God's chosen people are;
And, wishing us to gain our cause,
Himself doth all our burdens bear.
3 To an unrighteous judge she came,
But t ...read
ABRAHAM, when severely tried,
1 ABRAHAM, when severely tried,
His faith by his obedience showed,
He with the harsh command complied,
And gave his Isaac back to God.
2 His son the father offered np,
Son of his age, his only son,
Object of all his joy and hope,
And less beloved than God alone.
3 O for a faith like his, that we
The bright example may pursue!
ADAM descended from above,
1 ADAM descended from above,
Federal Head of all mankind,
The covenant of redeeming love
In thee let every sinner find.
2 Its Surety, thou alone hast paid
The debt we to thy Father owed;
For the whole world atonement made.
And sealed the pardon with thy blood
3 Thee, the paternal grace divine
A universal blessing gave,
A light ...read
AFFLICTED by a gracious God,
6-8s. Hebrews xii.11.
1 AFFLICTED by a gracious God,
The stroke I patiently sustain,
Grievous to feeble flesh and blood;
Unable to rejoice in pain,
Beneath my Father's hand I bow,
And groan to feel his chastening now.
2 But when he hath my patience proved,
And sees me to his will resigned,
His heavy hand and rod removed
Shall leave th ...read
AFTER all that I have done,
1 AFTER all that I have done,
Saviour, art thou pacified?
Whither shall my vileness run?
Hide me, earth, the sinner hide!
Let me sink into the dust,
Full of holy shame, adore!
Jesus Christ, the good, the just,
Bids me go, and sin no more.
2 O confirm the gracious word,
Jesus, Son of God and man!
Let me never grieve thee, Lord,
AGAIN we lift our voice,
2-6s & 4-7s.
1 AGAIN we lift our voice,
And shout our solemn joys;
Cause of highest raptures this,
Raptures that shall never fail,
See a soul escaped to bliss,
Keep the Christian festival!
2 Our friend is gone before
To that celestial shore;
He hath left his mates behind,
He hath all the storms outrode;
Found the rest we toil to find, ...read
AH Lord, with trembling I confess,
L.M. Matthew v.13
1 AH Lord, with trembling I confess,
A gracious soul may fall from grace;
The salt may lose its seasoning power,
And never, never, find it more.
2 Lest that my fearful case should be,
Each moment knit my soul to thee;
And lead me to the mount above,
Through the low vale of humble love.
AH whither should I go,
1 AH whither should I go,
Burdened, and sick, and faint?
To whom should I my troubles show,
And pour out my complaint?
My Saviour bids me come,
Ah! why do I delay?
He calls the weary sinner home,
And yet from him I stay!
2 What is it keeps me back,
From which I cannot part,
Which will not let my Saviour take,
Possession of my he ...read
AH! why am I left to complain
8s. Jeremiah xv. 18.
1 AH! why am I left to complain
In gloomy despair of relief?
No end of oppression and pain,
No respite, or ease of my grief!
To soothe my incurable wound
No friendly physician I see;
No balm is in Gilead found,
No promise of mercy for me.
2 In vain for redemption I look;
My hope in a Saviour unknown,
It passes awa ...read
AH, when shall I awake
1 AH, when shall I awake
From sin's soft-soothing power,
The slumber from my spirit shake,
And rise to fall no more!
Awake, no more to sleep,
But stand with constant care,
Looking for God my soul to keep,
And watching unto prayer!
2 O could I always pray?
And never, never faint,
But simply to my God display
My every care and wa ...read
ALL glory to God in the sky,
1 ALL glory to God in the sky,
And peace upon earth be restored!
O Jesus, exalted on high,
Appear our omnipotent Lord!
Who, meanly in Bethlehem born,
Didst stoop to redeem a lost race,
Once more to thy creatures return,
And reign in thy kingdom of grace.
2 When thou in our flesh didst appear,
All nature acknowledged thy birth;
ALL glory to our gracious Lord!
6-8s. Psalm cxviii.
1 ALL glory to our gracious Lord!
His love be by his church adored,
His love eternally the same!
His love let Aaron's sons confess,
His free and everlasting grace
Let all that fear the Lord proclaim.
2 The Lord I now can say is mine,
And, confident in strength divine,
Nor man, nor fiends, nor flesh I fear,
Jesus th ...read
ALL hail the power of Jesu's name;
C.M. Revelation xix, 12.
1 ALL hail the power of Jesu's name;
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem
To crown him Lord of all.
2 Crown him, ye morning stars of light,
Who launched this floating ball;
Now hail the Strength of Israel's might,
And crown him Lord of all.
3 Crown him, ye martyrs of our God,
Who from hi ...read
ALL people that on earth do dwell,
L.M. Psalm c.
1 ALL people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice:
Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell;
Come ye before him and rejoice.
2 The Lord, ye know, is God indeed;
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his flock, he doth us feed;
And for his sheep he doth us take.
3 O enter then his gates with pr ...read
ALL praise to our redeeming Lord,
1 ALL praise to our redeeming Lord,
Who joins us by his grace,
And bids us, each to each restored,
Together seek his face.
2 He bids us build each other up;
And, gathered into one,
To our high calling's glorious hope
We hand in hand go on.
3 The gift which he on one bestows,
We all delight to prove;
The grace through every ve ...read
ALL thanks be to God,
5 5 5 11, 5 5 5 11.
1 ALL thanks be to God,
Who scatters abroad,
Throughout every place,
By the least of his servants, his savour of grace!
Who the victory gave,
The praise let him have,
For the work he hath done:
All honour and glory to Jesus alone!
2 Our conquering Lord
Hath prospered his word,
Hath made it prevail,
And mightily sh ...read
ALL thanks to the Lamb, Who gives us to meet!
10s & 11s.
1 ALL thanks to the Lamb, Who gives us to meet!
His love we proclaim, His praises repeat;
We own him our Jesus, Continually near
To pardon and bless us, And perfect us here.
2 In him we have peace, In him we have power,
Preserved by his grace Throughout the dark hour,
In all our temptation He keeps us to prove
His utmost salva ...read