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4 Now I esteem their mirth and wine

Too dear to purchase with my blood; Lord, 't is enough that Thou art mine, My life, my portion and my God.



93 (848).

C. M

AMAZING grace! how sweet the sound

That saved a soul like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

2 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, 'Twas grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed!

3 Full many a danger, toil, and snare
My soul has overcome;

'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.

4 And when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess within the veil
A life of joy and peace.

94 (316).

YRACE! 't is a charming sound,

Gr Harmonious to the ear;

Heaven with the echo shall resound,
And all the earth shall hear.

S. M.

2 Grace first contrived the way To save rebellious man;

And all the steps that grace display
Which drew the wondrous plan.
3 Grace led my roving feet

To tread the heavenly road;
And new supplies each hour I meet,
While pressing on to God.

4 Grace taught my soul to pray,
And made my eyes o'erflow:
'Twas grace which kept me to this day,
And will not let me go.

5 Grace all the work shall crown,
Through everlasting days;

It lays in heaven the topmost stone,
And well deserves the praise.

95 (106).


AISE your triumphant songs
To an immortal tune;

Let the wide earth resound the deeds

Celestial grace has done.

2 Sing how eternal love

Its chief Beloved chose,

S. M

And bade Him raise our wretched race
From their abyss of woes.

3 His hand no thunder bears,

No terror clothes His brow;
No bolts to drive our guilty souls
To fiercer flames below.

4 'Twas mercy fill'd the throne,
No wrath stood frowning by,

When Christ was sent with pardon down
To rebels doom'd to die.

5 Now, sinners, dry your tears;
Let hopeless sorrow cease;
Bow to the sceptre of His love
And take the offer'd peace.

96 (321).

8s, 7s & 4s

VERY fallen soul, by sinning,
Merits everlasting pain;

But Thy love, without beginning,
Has redeem'd the world again:
Countless millions

Shall in life, through Jesus reign.

2 Pause, my soul, adore and wonder:
Ask, "Oh, why such love to me?"
Grace hath put me in the number
Of the Saviour's family:


Thanks, eternal thanks to Thee!

3 Since that love had no beginning,
And shall never, never cease;

Keep, oh, keep me, Lord, from sinning;
Guide me in the way of peace:

Make me walk in
All the paths of holiness.

4 When I quit this feeble mansion,
And my soul returns to Thee,
Let the power of Thy ascension
Manifest itself in me;

Through Thy Spirit
Give the final victory.

5 When the angel sounds the trumpet;
When my soul and body join;

When my Saviour comes to judgment,
Bright in majesty divine,

Let me triumph

In Thy righteousness as mine.

97 (319).

11s & 8s.

IN songs of sublime adoration and praise,
Ye pilgrims for Zion who press,

Break forth and extol the great Ancient of Days,
His rich and unmerited grace.

2 His love, from eternity, burn'd for our race, Broke forth and discover'd its flame;

And now with the cords of His kindness He draws,

And brings us to love His great name.

3 Oh, had He not pitied the state we were in, Our bosoms His love had ne'er felt:

We all would have lived, would have died too in sin,

And sunk with the load of our guilt.

4 What was there in man that could merit esteem, Or give the Creator delight?

'T was


even so, Father," we ever must sing, Becaus it seem'd good in Thy sight.

5 Urged on by His grace, did the Saviour appear, The bearer of help from above:

Now all who are thirsting may freely draw near
And drink in the streams of His love.

6 Then give all the glory to His holy name, To Him all the glory belongs;

Be ours the high joys still to sound forth His fame And crown Him in each of our songs.

98 (333).

LOVE! beyond conception great,


That form'd the vast, stupendous plan! Where all divine perfections meet To reconcile rebellious man?

2 There wisdom shines in fullest blaze, And justice all her rights maintains: Astonish'd angels stoop to gaze,

While mercy o'er the guilty reigns.

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3 Yes, mercy reigns, and justice too
In Christ harmoniously they meet:
He paid to justice all her due,

And now He fills the mercy-seat.

4 Such are the wonders of our God,
And such th' amazing depths of grace,
To save from wrath's vindictive rod
The sons of Adam's fallen race.

5 With grateful songs then let our souls
Surround our gracious Father's throne;
And all between the distant poles
His truth and mercy ever own.



WAS a wand'ring sheep,

I did not love the fold,

I did not love my Shepherd's voice,
I would not be controll'd:

S. M.

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