HELP, Lord, to whom for help I fly,
8s & 6s.
1 HELP, Lord, to whom for help I fly,
And still my tempted soul stand by,
Throughout the evil day;
The sacred watchfulness impart,
And keep the issues of my heart,
And stir me up to pray.
2 My soul with thy whole armour arm;
In each approach of sin alarm,
And show the danger near;
Surround, sustain, and strengthen me,
And fil ...read
HIGH above every name,
2-6s & 4-7s. SECOND PART
1 HIGH above every name,
Jesus, the great I AM!
Bows to Jesus every knee,
Things in heaven, and earth, and hell;
Saints adore him, demons flee,
Fiends, and men, and angels feel!
2 He left his throne above,
Emptied of all but love:
Whom the heavens cannot contain,
God, vouchsafed a worm to appear,
Lord of glory ...read
HIGH in the heavens, eternal God,
L.M. Psalm xxxvi.
1 HIGH in the heavens, eternal God,
Thy goodness in full glory shines;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud
That veils and darkens thy designs.
2 For ever firm thy justice stands,
As mountains their foundations keep;
Wise are the wonders of thy hands;
Thy judgments are a mighty deep.
3 Thy providence is kind an ...read
HIS name is Jesus Christ the Just,
C.M. Matthew xii. 21.
1 HIS name is Jesus Christ the Just,
My Advocate with God;
In him alone I put my trust
Who bought me with his blood;
A sinner of the Gentiles, I
My pardoning Lord embrace,
And on his only name rely
For all his depths of grace.
2 A sinner still, though saved, I am;
And this is all my boast,
I hang upon a God who c ...read
HO! every one that thirsts, draw nigh!
L.M. Isaiah lv. 1 - 3.
1 HO! every one that thirsts, draw nigh!
('Tis God invites the fallen race)
Mercy and free salvation buy;
Buy wine, and milk, and gospel grace.
2 Come to the living waters, come!
Sinners, obey your Maker's call;
Return, ye weary wanderers, home,
And find my grace is free for all.
3 See from the Rock a fountai ...read
HOLY as thou, O Lord, is none!
L.M. 1 Samuel ii. 2.
1 HOLY as thou, O Lord, is none!
Thy holiness is all thy own;
A drop of that unbounded sea
Is ours, a drop derived from thee.
2 And when thy purity we share,
Thy only glory we declare;
And humbled into nothing own,
Holy and pure is God alone.
3 Sole, self-existing God and Lord,
By all thy heavenly hosts adored, ...read
HOLY Ghost! my Comforter!
7 7 7. Veni, Sancte Spiritus.
1 HOLY Ghost! my Comforter!
Now from highest heaven appear,
Shed thy gracious radiance here.
2 Come to them who suffer dearth,
With thy gifts of priceless worth,
Lighten all who dwell on earth!
3 Thou the heart's most precious guest,
Thou of comforters the best,
Give to us, the o'er-laden, rest.
HOLY Lamb, who thee confess,
1 HOLY Lamb, who thee confess,
Followers of thy holiness,
Thee they ever keep in view,
Ever ask, "What shall we do?"
Governed by thy only will,
All thy words we would fulfil,
Would in all thy footsteps go,
Walk as Jesus walked below.
2 While thou didst on earth appear,
Servant to thy servants here,
Mindful of thy place above, ...read
HOLY Lamb, who thee receive,
1 HOLY Lamb, who thee receive,
Who in thee begin to live,
Day and night they cry to thee,
As thou art, so let us be!
2 Jesu, see my panting breast!
See I pant in thee to rest!
Gladly would I now be clean,
Cleanse me now from every sin.
3 Fix, O fix my wavering mind!
To thy cross my spirit bind;
Earthly passions far remove,
HOLY Spirit! pity me,
1 HOLY Spirit! pity me,
Pierced with grief for grieving thee;
Present, though I mourn apart,
Listen to a wailing heart.
2 Sins unnumbered I confess,
Of exceeding sinfulness,
Sins against thyself alone,
Only to Omniscience known;
3 Deafness to thy whispered calls,
Rashness midst remembered falls,
Transient fears beneath the rod, ...read
HOLY, and true, and righteous Lord,
1 HOLY, and true, and righteous Lord,
I wait to prove thy perfect will,
Be mindful of thy gracious word,
And stamp me with thy Spirit's seal.
2 Open my faith's interior eye,
Display thy glory from above;
And all I am shall sink and die,
Lost in astonishment and love
3 Confound, o'erpower me by thy grace,
I would be by myself ...read
HOLY, holy, holy Lord,
1 HOLY, holy, holy Lord,
God the father, and the Word.
God the Comforter, receive
Blessings more than we can give!
Mixed with those beyond the sky,
Chanters to the Lord most high,
We our hearts and voices raise,
Echoing thy eternal praise.
2 One, inexplicably Three,
Three, in simplest Unity,
God, incline thy gracious ear,
Us, th ...read
HOLY, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!
1 HOLY, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee,
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity!
2 Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
Who wert, and art, an ...read
HOW are the Gentiles all on fire!
6-8s. Psalm ii.
1 HOW are the Gentiles all on fire!
Why rage they with vain menacing?
'Gainst God, and his Anointed King"
Earth's haughty potentates conspire;
Break we (say they) their servile bands,
And cast their cords from our free hands.
2 But God from his celestial throne
Shall laugh, and their attempts deride;
Then high incense ...read
HOW beauteous are their feet
S.M. Isaiah lii. 7 - 10.
1 HOW beauteous are their feet
Who stand on Zion's hill;
Who bring salvation in their tongues,
And words of peace reveal!
2 How cheering is their voice,
How sweet the tidings are!
"Zion, behold thy Saviour King;
He reigns and triumphs here."
3 How blessed are our ears
That hear this joyful sound,
Which k ...read
HOW blest is he who ne'er consents
C.M. Psalm i.
1 HOW blest is he who ne'er consents
By ill advice to walk;
Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits
Where men profanely talk.
2 But makes the perfect law of God
His study and delight;
Devoutly reads therein by day,
And meditates by night.
3 Like some fair tree which, fed by streams,
With timely fruit doth bend,
He sti ...read
HOW can a sinner know
1 HOW can a sinner know
His sins on earth forgiven?
How can my gracious Saviour show
My name inscribed in heaven?
What we have felt and seen,
With confidence we tell;
And publish to the sons of men
The signs infallible.
2 We who in Christ believe
That he for us hath died,
We all his unknown peace receive,
And feel his blood appl ...read
HOW do thy mercies close me round!
1 HOW do thy mercies close me round!
For ever be thy name adored!
I blush in all things to abound;
The servant is above his Lord!
2 Inured to poverty and pain,
A suffering life my Master led;
The Son of God, the Son of man,
He had not where to lay his head.
3 But lo! a place he hath prepared
For me, whom watchful angels keep;
HOW good and pleasant 'tis to see,
6-8s. 2nd. metre.
1 HOW good and pleasant 'tis to see,
When brethren cordially agree,
And kindly think and speak the same!
A family of faith and love,
Combined to seek the things above,
And spread the common Saviour's fame. The God of grace, who all invites,
Who in our unity delights,
Vouchsafes our intercourse to bless;
Revives us with ...read
HOW happy are the little flock,
8s & 6s.
1 HOW happy are the little flock,
Who, safe beneath their guardian Rock,
In all commotions rest!
When war's and tumult's waves run high,
Removed above the storm they lie,
They lodge in Jesu's breast.
2 Such happiness, O Lord, have we,
By mercy gathered into thee,
Before the floods descend:
And while the bursting clouds come ...read