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Then earthly vanities depart,

Then kindles love divine.
O JESU!

Light of all below,
Thou Fount of life and fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,

All that we can desire.
May every heart confess Thy Name,

And ever Thee adore;
And seeking Thee, itself inflame

To seek Thee more and more.
Thee may our tongues for ever bless ;

Thee may we love alone ;
And ever in our lives express

The image of Thine Own.

“At the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow." 46. O JESU! Thou the beauty art

Of angel worlds above;
Thy Name is music to the heart,

Enchanting it with love.
Celestial sweetness unalloy'd!

Who eat Thee, hunger still,
Who drink of Thee still feel a void,

Which nought but Thou can fill.
O my sweet JESU ! hear the sighs

Which unto Thee I send;
To Thee mine inmost spirit cries,

My being's hope and end !
Stay with us, LORD, and with Thy light

Illume the soul's abyss ;
Scatter the darkness of our night

And fill the world with bliss.
O JESU ! spotless Virgin Flower!

Our life and joy! to 'Thee
Be praise, beatitude and power,

Through all eternity.

“I am the way, the Truth, and the Life.” 47. HOLY JESUS, SAVIOUR bless'd,

As, by passion strong possess’d
Through this world of sin we stray,
Thou to guide us art the Way.
Holy JESUS, when the night
Of error blinds our clouded sight,
Round the cheering day to throw,
SAVIOUR, then the Truth art Thou.
Holy JESUS, when our power
Fails us in temptation's hour,
All unequal to the strife,
Thou to aid us art the Life.
Who would reach his heavenly home,
Who would to the FATHER come,
Who the FATHER's presence see,
JESUS, he must come by Thee.
Channel of the FATHER's Grace,
Image of the FATHER's Face,
Saviour bless'd, Incarnate Son,
With the FATHER Thou art One.
Glory to the FATHER be ;
Glory, only Son, to Thee;
And, of equal power confess'd,
Glory to the SPIRIT bless’d.

Now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face.” 48. O Thou, Who by a star didst guide

The wise men on their way,
Until it came and stood beside

The place where Jesus lay:
Though by a star Thou dost not lead

Thy servants now below;
Yet Thy good Spirit, when they need,

Will show them how to go.
Though now we know Thee but in part,

'Tis written in Thy word,

That “ blessed are the pure in heart,

For they shall see the LORD.”
O SAVIOUR, give, as then, Thy grace

To make us pure in heart;
That we may see Thee face to face,

Hereafter, as Thou art !
To God the FATHER, God the Son,

And God the Holy GHOST,
By men on earth all praise be done,
And by the heav'nly host.

Septuagesima. “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him.” 49. Thou, Great Creator, art possess’d,

And Thou alone, of endless rest,
To Angels only it belongs
To lift to Thee their ceaseless songs.
But we must toil and toil again,
With ceaseless woe, and endless pain;
How then can we, in exile drear,
Raise the glad song of glory here ?
O Thou, Who wilt forgiving be
To all who truly turn to Thee,
Grant us to mourn the heavy cause
Of all our woe, Thy broken laws.
Then to the sharp and wholesome grief,
Let faith and hope bring due relief.
And we, too, shall be soon possess’d,
Of ceaseless songs, of endless rest.
To God the FATHER, GOD the Son,
And God the SPIRIT, Three in One,
Let equal praise to each be given,
By men and angels, earth and heaven.

Seragesima. “We look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." 50. OUR GOD in His celestial seat,

In glory and in power complete,
To make that power and glory known,
Lays the round world's foundation stone.
The elements, before unmade,
Are now in fairest order laid;
And wondrous harmony they raise,
To celebrate their Maker's praise.
But even while the world comes forth
In all the beauty of its birth,
His love eternal doth unfold
Another world of nobler mould.
His only Son the work doth frame,
'Tis founded in His own great Name !
And carried on through every age
By His own word, the Gospel-page.
In Heaven at length, when time is o'er,
'Twill stand complete to change no more ;
For sons redeem'd a blest abode
Meet for the dwelling place of God.
O God the FATHER, God the Son,
And God the SPIRIT, Three in One,
Preserve, direct, maintain in love
The world below, the world above!

Quinquagesima. “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” 51. O YE, who follow'd CHRIST in love,

While yet He dwelt in realms above,
First children of almighty grace,
First fathers of the faithful race !

O, how can words of equal worth
The wonders of your faith set forth,
Or tell of all your panting sighs
Which hope uplifted to the skies?
In dreary exile here below
Ye found the world an empty show;
And rested on the promise high
Of blissful homes beyond the sky.
The heart, O God, that loves Thee well,
Still longs with Thee in peace to dwell;
SAVIOUR! forbid our souls to roam,
And fix them on our future home.
Praise be to FATHER, praise to Son,
And HOLY SPIRIT, Three in One
Eternal praise to each be given,
By men and angels, earth and heaven.

Lent. “ Turn ye unto Me, saith the LORD, with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning." 52. Thou gracious Author of our days,

O may Thine ears be bent,
Unto the mournful prayer we raise

In this our fast of Lent.
Thou the heart-searching God, dost know

How vile and weak we be;
But, LORD, Thy pardoning mercy show,

And draw us back to Thee.
Great is our sin, and great our shame,

But still do Thou forgive;
Help, for the glory of Thy Name,

And let poor sinners live.
O, may our outward abstinence,

So change our hearts within,
That we may rescue every sense

From every stain of sin.

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