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4 İf I, for Thy dear sacred Name,
Reproach'd and slander'd be ;
If Thou remember me.
5 And when I tread the vale of death,
And bow at Thy decree,
I'll cry, Remember me.
Earnestly desiring and seeking Holiness.
i Oh! for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heav'nly frame;
That leads me to the LAMB!
2 Where is the blessedness I knew
When first I saw the LORD?
Of Jesus, and His Word ?
3 What peaceful hours I once enjoy'd !
How sweet their mem'ry still !
The world can never fill.
4 Return, O holy Dove! return,
Sweet Messenger of rest!
5 The dearest idol I have known,
Whate'er that idol be,
And worship only Thee. 6 So shall my walk be close with God,
Calm and serene my frame;
Wymn. Earnestly desiring and seeking Holiness. 1 O FOR a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free!
So freely spilt for me!
My great REDEEMER's throne ; Where only CHRIST is heard to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone.
Believing, true, and clean!
From Him that dwells within : 4 A heart in ev'ry thought renew'd,
Ind full of love divine ;
A copy, LORD, of Thine.
Come quickly from above; Write Thy new Name upon my heart,
Thy new, best Name of love.
Hymn. Earnestly desiring and seeking Holiness. 1 THOU hidden love of God, whose height,
Whose depth unfathom’d, no man knows;
Inly I sigh for Thy repose:
At rest, till it find rest in Thee, 2 The secret voice invites me still
The sweetness of Thy yoke to prove;
Seem fixt, yet wide my passions rove;
I aim at Thee, yet from Thee stray. 3 'Tis mercy all, that Thou hast brought
My mind to seek her peace in Thee :
No peace my wand'ring soul shall see:
And all my steps to Thee-ward tend ! 4 Is there a thing beneath the sun,
That strives with Thee my heart to share? Ah! tear it thence, and reign alone,
The LORD of ev'ry motion there! Then shall
heart earth be free, When it bath found repose in Thee. O hide this self from me, that I
No more, but CHRIST in me may live! My vile affections crucify,
Nor let one darling lust survive: In all things nothing may I see, Nothing desire, or seek, but Thee.
6 Each moment draw from earth away
My heart, that lowly waits Thy call; Speak to my inmost soul, and say,
“I am thy Love, thy God, thy All!” To feel Thy pow'r, to hear Thy voice, To taste Thy love, be all my choice.
Hymn. Earnestly desiring and seeking Holiness. 1 FOR ever here
my rest shall be, Close to Thy bleeding side; This all my hope, and all my plea,
For me the SAVIOUR died.
Fountain for guilt and sin,
And cleanse, and keep me clean. 3 Wash me, and make me thus Thine own:
Wash me, and mine Thou art:
My hands, my head, my heart.
Till faith to sight improve;
And all my soul be love.
Dymn. Earnestly desiring and seeking Holiness, 1 HOLY LAMB, who Thee receive,
Who in Thee begin to live,
2 Jesus, see my panting breast!
See I pant in Thee to rest!
Cleanse me now from ev'ry sin. 3 Fix, O fix my wav'ring mind!
To Thy cross my spirit bind:
Swallow up my soul in love.
Full of sin and misery,
5 Who in heart on Thee believes,
He th' atonement now receives ;
Triumphs in Thy pard'ning grace. 6 See, ye sinners, see the flame,
Rising from the slaughter'd LAMB,
7 Jesus, when this light we see,
All our soul's athirst for Thee :
8 Boundless wisdom, pow'r divine,
Love unspeakable are Thine!