The Union hymn book, for the use of Sunday schools

9781236829924: The Union hymn book, for the use of Sunday schools
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... 3 Their malice rag'd without a cause, Yet, with his dying breath, He pray'd for murderers on his cross, And bless'd his foes in death. 4 From the rich fountain of his love, What streams of mercy flow! "Father, forgive them," Jesus cries, "They know not what they do!" 5 Let not this bright example shine In vain before our eyes; Give us, great God, a soul like his, To love our enemies. Hymns of Prayer. 1 r)Q C.M. DEVIZES. What is Prayer? 1 pRAYER is the soul's sincere desire, Uttered or unexpress'd, The motion of a hidden fire, That trembles in the breast. 2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh, The falling of a tear; The upward glancing of an eye, When none but God is near. 3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech That infant lips can try; Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach The Majesty on high. 4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, The Christian's native air; His watch-word in the hour of death--He enters heaven with prayer. 1 fifl C.M. ISRAEL. 1 JJ PART II. 1 pRAYER is the contrite sinner's voice, Returning from his ways; While angels in their song rejoice, And say, "Behold, he prays!" 2 In prayer, on earth, the saints are one In word, in deed, and mind; When with the Father and the Son Sweet fellowship they find. 3 Nor prayer is made on earth alone; The Holy Spirit pleads: And Jesus, on the eternal throne, For sinners intercedes. 4 O Thou by whom we come to God, The life, the truth, the way! The path of prayer thyself hast trod; Lord! teach us how to pray. L. M. BERWICK. Prayer for Divine Guidance. 161 1 rjUIDE of our youth! to thee we cry; Great God! to us be ever nigh; Lighten our eyes, our hearts convert, Nor let us thy good ways desert. 2 Ten thousand snares beset our way, To draw our helpless souls...

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