Young Christian's first lesson-book/Lesson Fifteen
Of the Aſſistances and Influences of the bleſsed Spirit.
'Tis not in my weak pow'r alone.
To melt this ſtubborn heart of ſtone;
My ſoul to change, my life to mend,
Or ſeek to Christ, that gen'rous friend.
'Tis God's own Spirit from above,
Fixes our faith, inflames our love,
And makes a life divine begin
In wretched ſouls, long dead in ſin.
That moſt important gift of Heav'n,
To thoſe that aſk and ſeek is giv'n:
Then be it my immediate care,
With importunity of pray'r
To ſeek it in a Saviour's name,
Who will not turn my hopes to ſhame.
God from on high his grace ſhall poar;
My ſoul ſhall flouriſh more and more,
Preſs on with ſpeed from grace to grace,
Till glory end and crown the race.
Since then the Father, and the Son,
And holy Spirit. Three in One,
Glorious beyond all ſpeech and thought,
Have jointly my ſalvation wrought,
I'll join them in my ſongs of praiſe,
Now, and thro' Heav'n's eternal days.