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VERSES 2-3. Blessed Comforter, come down,
And live and move in me; Make my every deed thine own,
In all things led by thee: Bid all care and fear depart,
And within, O deign to dwell; Faithful Witness, in my heart
Thy perfect light reveal. Whom the world cannot receive,
O Lord, reveal in me; Son of God, I cease to live,
Unless I live to thee: Make me choose the better part,
And thy holy word fulfil ; Send the Witness to my heart,
And mould me to thy will.
And with my sorrows part;
O fill my longing heart! Doubts and fears have fled away,
My Redeemer thee I call; Now I see the perfect day
And thou art all in all.
Saviour, every heart inspire,
With that pure love of thine,Kindle now the heavenly fire,
To brighten and refine. Purify our hearts like gold;
All the dross of sin remove; Melt our spirits down, and mould
Into thy perfect love.
Him, in whom they move and live,
Let every creature sing; Glory to our Saviour give,
And homage to our King. Hallowed be his name beneath,
As in heaven on earth adored ; Praise the Lord in every breath, Let all things praise the Lord.
When, according to thy word,
Salvation is revealed, -Unto thee, redeeming Lord,
The hearts of men shall yield. Open thou the radiant scene,
In all thy glory shine, That thy reign may now begin,
The reign of love divine.
VERSES 2, 3. From every piercing sorrow,
That heaves our breast to-day, Or threatens us to-morrow,
Hope turns our eyes away ; On wings of faith a scending,
We see the land of light, And feel our sorrows ending,
In gladness and delight. Though now we are but strangers,
And pilgrims here below; Though countless snares and dangers
Surround the path we go;
There is a rest above;
To reach that land of love.
HYMN 453. The joyful scene before us,
Demands a thankful song; While angels, hovering o'er us,
The notes of praise prolong : O’er sin and death victorious,
Our Saviour reigns above ; The triumph has been glorious
Of his redeeming love. The joyful scene before us,
May well attune each voice, To join the angel-chorus,
And in our Lord rejoice! His all-redeeming spirit,
Mankind shall yet restore, And man, in love, inherit
His blessing evermore.