This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...can comprehend its length And breadth and depth and height 1 3 Yet grant that we may follow thee Through all thine hours of scorn; And learn with thee to watch and pray,--With thee to weep and mourn. 4 And still, O blesse'd Jesus Christ! The more thy cross we see, The more may each exclaim with joy, The Saviour died for me! ziflO " Thou imowest that I love 77iee." f1 If U'JO John 21: l5-l7. " 1 Do not I love thee, O my Lord? Behold my heart and see; And turn the dearest idol out That dares to rival thee. 2 Do not I love thee from my soul? Then let me nothing love: Dead be my heart to every joy When Jesus cannot move. 3 Is not thy name melodious still To mine attentive ear? Doth not each pulse with pleasure bound My Saviour's voice to hear? 4 Hast thou a lamb in all thy flock I would disdain to feed? Hast thou a foe before whose face I fear thy cause to plead? 5 Would not my heart pour forth its blood In honor of thy name? And challenge the cold hand of death To damp th' immortal flame? 6 Thou know'st I love thee, dearest Lord; But, oh! I long to soar Far from the sphere of mortal joys, And learn to love thee more. 1 Lord, should my path through suffering lie, Forbid that I should e'er repine: Still let me turn to Calvary, Nor heed my griefs, rememb'ring thine. 2 Oh, let me think how thou didst leave, Untasted, every pure delight, To fast, to faint, to watch, to grieve, The toilsome day, the homeless night,--3 To faint, to grieve, to die for me! Thou eamest not thyself to please: And, dear as earthly comforts be, Shall I not love thee more than these? 4 Yes: I would count them all but loss, To gain the notice of thine eye: Flesh shrinks and trembles at the cross, But thou canst give the victory. 5 Saviour! thy needful grace afford:...
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