I SOON shall hear thy quickening voice,
6-8s. 2nd. metre.
1 I SOON shall hear thy quickening voice,
Shall always pray, give thanks, rejoice;
(This is thy will and faithful word)
My Spirit meek, my will resigned,
Lowly as thine shall be my mind,
The servant shall be as his Lord.
2 Already, Lord, I feel thy power;
Preserved from evil every hour,
My great Preserver I proclaim:
I THIRST, thou wounded Lamb of God,
1 I THIRST, thou wounded Lamb of God,
To wash me in thy cleansing blood,
To dwell within thy wounds; then pain
Is sweet, and life or death is gain.
2 Take my poor heart, and let it be
For ever closed to all but thee!
Seal thou my breast, and let me we;
That pledge of love for ever there!
3 How blest are they who still abide
I WANT a principle within
1 I WANT a principle within
Of jealous, godly fear,
A sensibility of sin,
A pain to feel it near;
I want the first approach to feel
Of pride, or fond desire,
To catch the wandering of my will,
And quench the kindling fire.
2 That I from thee no more may part,
No more thy goodness grieve,
The filial awe, the fleshly heart,
The te ...read
I WANT the Spirit of power within,
1 I WANT the Spirit of power within,
Of love, and of a healthful mind;
Of power, to conquer inbred sin,
Of love, to thee and all mankind,
Of health, that pain and death defies,
Most vigorous when the body dies.
2 When shall I hear the inward voice
Which only faithful souls can hear?
Pardon, and peace, and heavenly joys
Attend the ...read
I WILL hearken what the Lord
7s & 6s.
1 I WILL hearken what the Lord
Will say concerning me:
Hast thou not a gracious word
For one who waits on thee?
Speak it to my soul, that I
May in thee have peace and power,
Never from my Saviour fly,
And never grieve thee more.
2 How have I thy Spirit grieved
Since first with me he strove,
And tramp ...read
IF our God had not befriended,
8 7, 8 7, 4 7. Psalm cxxiv.
1 IF our God had not befriended,
Now may grateful Israel say,
If the Lord had not defended,
When with foes we stood at bay,
Deeming our sad lives their prey:
2 Then the tide of vengeful slaughters
O'er us had been seen to roll,
And their pride, like angry waters,
Had engulfed our struggling so ...read
IN all my vast concerns with thee,
C.M. Psalm cxxxix.
1 IN all my vast concerns with thee,
In vain my soul would try
To shun thy presence, Lord, or flee
The notice of thine eye.
2 Thy all-surrounding sight surveys
My rising and my rest,
My public walks, my private ways,
The secrets of my breast.
3 My thoughts lie open to thee, Lord,
Before they're formed within;
IN deep distress, to God
S.M. Psalm cxlii.
1 IN deep distress, to God
I poured my care and grief;
To him I raised my mournful cry,
And sought from him relief.
2 I looked, but found no friend
To aid me in distress;
All refuge failed, and none vouchsafed
To pity or redress.
3 To God, at length I cried
"Thou, Lord, my refuge art;
My portion in the land of li ...read
IN fellowship, alone,
S.M. THIRD PART
1 IN fellowship, alone,
To God with faith draw near,
Approach his courts, besiege his throne
With all the powers of prayer:
Go to his temple, go,
Nor from his altar move;
Let every house his worship know,
And every heart his love.
2 To God your spirits dart,
Your souls in words declare,
Or groan, to him who reads the h ...read
IN the bonds of death he lay,
1 IN the bonds of death he lay,
Who for our offence was slain,
But the Lord is risen to-day,
Christ hath brought us life again;
Wherefore let us all rejoice,
Singing loud with cheerful voice
2 Jesus Christ, God's only Son,
Came at last our foe to smite,
All our sins away hath done,
Done away death's powe ...read
IN time of tribulation
7 6,7 6,7 6. Psalm lxxvii.
1 IN time of tribulation
Hear, Lord, my feeble cries;
With humble supplication
To thee my spirit flies;
My heart with grief is breaking,
Scarce can my voice complain;
Mine eyes with tears kept waking,
Still watch and weep in vain.
2 The days of old, in vision,
Bring banished bliss to view;
The years of lost ...read
IN vain we build, unless the Lord
C.M. Psalm cxxvii.
1 IN vain we build, unless the Lord
The fabric still sustain;
Unless the Lord the city keep,
The watchman wakes in vain.
In vain we rise before the day,
And late to rest repair,
Allow no respite to our toil,
And eat the bread of care.
2 But, if we trust our Father's love
And in his ways delight,
He gives us needful ...read
INFINITE God, to thee we raise
6-8s. "Te Deum laudamus."
1 INFINITE God, to thee we raise
Our hearts in solemn songs of praise,
By all thy works on earth adored,
We worship thee, the common Lord;
The everlasting Father own,
And bow our souls before thy throne.
2 Thee all the choir of angels sings,
The Lord of hosts, the King of kings;
Cherubs proclaim thy praise al ...read
INFINITE Power, eternal Lord,
1 INFINITE Power, eternal Lord,
How sovereign is thy hand!
All nature rose to obey thy word,
And moves at thy command.
2 With steady course the shining sun
Keeps his appointed way;
And all the hours obedient run
The circle of the day.
3 But, ah! how wide my spirit flies,
And wanders from her God!
My soul forgets the heavenly p ...read
INFINITE, unexhausted Love!
1 INFINITE, unexhausted Love!
Jesus and love are one!
If still to me thy bowels move,
They are restrained to none.
2 What shall I do my God to love?
My loving God to praise?
The length, and breadth, and height to prove
And depth of sovereign grace?
3 Thy sovereign grace to all extends,
Immense and unconfined;
From age to age i ...read
INSPIRER of the ancient seers,
6-8s. 2 Timothy iii. 16, 17.
1 INSPIRER of the ancient seers,
Who wrote from thee the sacred page,
The same through all succeeding years,
To us, in our degenerate age,
The spirit of thy word impart,
And breathe the life into our heart.
2 While now thine oracles we read,
With earliest prayer and strong desire,
O let thy Spirit from thee ...read
INTO thy gracious hands I fall,
1 INTO thy gracious hands I fall,
And with the arms of faith embrace;
O King of glory, hear my call,
O raise me, heal me, by thy grace!
Now righteous through thy wounds I am;
No condemnation now I dread:
I taste salvation in thy name,
Alive in thee, my living Head.
2 Still let thy wisdom be my guide,
Nor take thy light from me awa ...read
I'LL praise my Maker while I've breath,
6-8s. 2nd metre. Psalm cxlvi.
1 I'LL praise my Maker while I've breath,
And when my voice is lost in death,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers;
My days of praise shall ne'er be past,
While life, and thought, and being last,
Or immortality endures.
2 Happy the man whose hopes rely
On Israel's God: he made the sky,
And earth, and se ...read
I'M not ashamed to own my Lord,
C.M. The same subject.
1 I'M not ashamed to own my Lord,
Or to defend his cause,
Maintain the honour of his word,
The glory of his cross.
2 Jesus, my God! I know his name,
His name is all my trust;
Nor will he put my soul to shame,
Nor let my hope be lost.
3 Firm as his throne his promise stands,
And he can well secure
What I've ...read
JEHOVAH reigns on high
2-6s & 4-7s.
1 JEHOVAH reigns on high
In peerless majesty;
Boundless power his royal robe,
Purest light his garment is;
Rules his word the spacious globe,
Stablished it in floating seas.
2 Ancient of days! Thy name
And essence is I AM;
Thou, O Lord, and thou alone,
Gav'st whatever is to be;
Stood thine everlasting throne,
Stands to ...read