LOVERS of pleasure more than God,
1 LOVERS of pleasure more than God,
For you he suffered pain;
Swearers, for you he spilt his blood;
And shall he bleed in vain?
2 Misers, for you his life he paid,
Your basest crime he bore:
Drunkards, your sins on him were laid,
That you might sin no more.
3 The God of love, to earth he came,
That you might come to heaven;
MASTER supreme, I look to thee
L.M. For the Head of a Household.
1 MASTER supreme, I look to thee
For grace and wisdom from above;
Vested with thy authority,
Endue me with thy patient love;
2 That, taught according to thy will
To rule my family aright,
I may the appointed charge fulfil,
With all my heart, and all my might.
3 Inferiors as a sacred trust
I from the ...read
MASTER, I own thy lawful claim,
6-8s. Luke ix.23
1 MASTER, I own thy lawful claim,
Thine, wholly thine, I long to be!
Thou seest, at last, I willing am
Where'er thou go'st to follow thee;
Myself in all things to deny,
Thine, wholly thine, to live and die.
2 Whate'er my sinful flesh require
For thee I cheerfully forego,
My covetous and vain desires,
My hopes of hap ...read
MASTER, thy grace vouchsafe to me,
8s & 6s. Mark xiii. 37.
1 MASTER, thy grace vouchsafe to me,
The loving firm fidelity,
That mindful of thy word
I may, with all my skill and might,
Perform my every work aright,
And please my heavenly Lord.
2 My heart, thy meanest house, I keep,
If thou whose eyelids never sleep
The watchful power bestow;
I mark the thoughts that thenc ...read
ME, O thou Prophet of the Lord,
6-8s. Luke xxiv. 45.
1 COME, O thou Prophet of the Lord,
Thou great Interpreter divine,
Explain thine own transmitted word,
To teach and to inspire is thine;
Thou only canst thyself reveal,
Open the book, and loose the seal.
2 Whate'er the ancient prophets spoke
Concerning thee, O Christ, make known;
Chief subject of the sacred book,
MEET and right it is to praise
1 MEET and right it is to praise
God, the giver of all grace,
God, whose mercies are bestowed
On the evil and the good;
He prevents his creatures' call,
Kind and merciful to all;
Makes his sun on sinners rise,
Showers his blessings from the skies.
2 Least of all thy creatures, we
Daily thy salvation see;
As by heavenly manna fe ...read
MEET and right it is to sing,
7s & 6s.
1 MEET and right it is to sing,
In every time and place,
Glory to our heavenly King,
The God of truth and grace;
Join we then with sweet accord,
All in one thanksgiving join,
Holy, holy, holy Lord,
Eternal praise be thine!
2 Thee the first-born sons of light,
In choral symphonies,
Praise by day, day without night,
And never, ...read
MERCY and judgement will I sing,
C.M. Psalm ci.
1 MERCY and judgement will I sing,
I sing, O Lord, to thee!
O when wilt thou descend and bring,
Thy light and life to me?
2 A perfect way in wisdom trod,
A perfect heart at home,
A way, a heart, a house, O God,
I seek, where thou wilt come.
3 I seek the faithful and the just;
May I their help enjoy!
Be these the frie ...read
MESSIAH, full of grace,
S.M. For the Jews.
1 MESSIAH, full of grace,
Redeemed by thee, we plead
The promise made to Abraham's race,
To souls for ages dead.
2 Their bones, as quite dried up,
Throughout the vale appear:
Cut off and lost their last faint hope
To see thy kingdom here.
3 Open their graves, and bring
The outcasts forth, to own
Thou art their L ...read
MESSIAH, joy of every heart,
1 MESSIAH, joy of every heart,
Thou, thou the King of glory art!
The Father's everlasting Son!
Thee it delights thy church to own;
For all our hopes on thee depend,
Whose glorious mercies never end.
2 Bent to redeem a sinful race,
Thou, Lord, with unexampled grace,
Into our lower world didst come,
And stoop to a poor virgin's w ...read
MESSIAH, Prince of peace!
1 MESSIAH, Prince of peace!
Where men each other tear,
Where war is learned, they must confess,
Thy kingdom is not there.
Who, prompted by thy foe,
Delight in human blood,
Apollyon is their king, we know,
And Satan is their god.
2 But shall he still devour
The souls redeemed by thee?
Jesus, stir up thy glorious power
And end the ...read
MY brethren beloved, Your calling ye see;
10s & 11s.
1 MY brethren beloved, Your calling ye see;
In Jesus approved, No goodness have we,
No riches or merit, No wisdom or might,
But all things inherit Through Jesus's right.
2 Yet not many wise His summons obey,
And great ones despise So vulgar a way,
And strong ones will never Their helplessness own,
Or stoop to find favour Thro ...read
MY Father, my God, I long for thy love,
1Os & 11s.
1 MY Father, my God, I long for thy love,
O shed it abroad; Send Christ from above!
My heart ever fainting, He only can cheer,
And all things are wanting, Till Jesus is here.
2 O when shall my tongue Be filled with thy praise!
While all the day long I publish thy grace,
Thy honour and glory To sinners forth show,
Till sinners ...read
MY God! I know, I feel thee mine,
1 MY God! I know, I feel thee mine,
And will not quit my claim,
Till all I have is lost in thine,
And all renewed I am.
2 I hold thee with a trembling hand,
But will not let thee go,
Till steadfastly by faith I stand,
And all thy goodness know.
3 When shall I see the welcome hour,
That plants my God in me!
Spirit of health, an ...read
MY God, I am thine,
5 5 12.
1 MY God, I am thine,
What a comfort divine,
What a blessing to know that my Jesus is mine!
2 In the heavenly Lamb
Thrice happy I am,
And my heart it doth dance at the sound of his name.
3 True pleasures abound
In the rapturous sound;
And whoever hath found it hath paradise found:
4 My Jesus to know,
And feel his blood f ...read
My God, if I may call thee mine,
1 My God, if I may call thee mine,
From heaven and thee removed so far,
Draw nigh; thy pitying ear incline,
And cast not out my languid prayer.
2 Gently the weak thou lov'st to lead,
Thou lov'st to prop the feeble knee;
O break not then a bruised reed,
Nor quench the smoking, flax in me!
3 Buried in sin, thy voice I hear,
MY God, my God, to thee I cry,
1 MY God, my God, to thee I cry,
Thee only would I know;
Thy purifying blood apply,
And wash me white as snow.
2 Touch me, and make the leper clean;
Purge my iniquity;
Unless thou wash my soul from sin,
I have no part in thee.
3 But art thou not already mine?
Answer, if mine thou art!
Whisper within, thou Love divine,
And che ...read
MY God, the spring of all my joys,
1 MY God, the spring of all my joys,
The life of my delights,
The glory of my brightest days,
And comfort of my nights!
2 In darkest shades, if thou appear,
My dawning is begun;
Thou art my souls bright morning star,
And thou my rising sun.
3 The opening heavens around me shine
With beams of sacred bliss,
If Jesus shows his me ...read
MY gracious, loving Lord,
1 MY gracious, loving Lord,
To thee what shall I say?
Well may I tremble at thy word,
And scarce presume to pray!
Ten thousand wants have I;
Alas! I all things want;
And thou hast bid me always cry.
And never, never faint.
2 Yet, Lord, well might I fear,
Fear even to ask thy grace;
So oft have I, alas! drawn near.
And mocked the ...read
MY heart and voice I raise,
6 6 8, 6 6 8.
1 MY heart and voice I raise,
To spread Messiah's praise;
Messiah's praise let all repeat;
The universal Lord,
By whose almighty word
Creation rose in form complete.
2 A servant's form he wore,
And in his body bore
Our dreadful curse on Calvary:
He like a victim stood,
And poured his sacred blood,
To set the guilty c ...read