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2 Sovereign alone of earth and sky!
Thy various creatures all depend ;
Views in his God his kindest friend !
3 Yet still our notes we'll higher raise, To celebrate in ardent praise
Eternal life through Jesus given; Thy gracious messenger he came, (For ever blessed be thy name !)
And pointed out the way to heaven.
154. L. M.
Image of the Invisible. Heb. i. 3. 1 NOW, in the face of Jesus, we
God's brightest form of glory see;
He all his Father's grace displays. 2 Blest image of theternal God,
Here his rich glories shine abroad;
power, his truth, and love divine. 3 Of all creation the first born;
Of all that heaven's bright courts adorn;
Almighty power his throne sustains. 4 See Jesus, our exalted Head,
By whom the heavens and earth were made;
$ It pleas'd th' eternal Fulness well,
In Christ the Lord alone to dwell;
C. M. Kingdom of Christ. Rom. xi. 15. Psa. lxxxix. 29. Zech. ix. 10.
I LO! what a glorious sight appears
To our believing eyes!
And the old rolling skies.
That holy, happy place,
Adorn'd with shining grace.
And the bright armies sing,
Of your descending King.
Removes his blest abode ;
And he, the loving God.
From every weeping eye,
And death itself shall die."
Shall this bright hour delay?
And bring the welcome day,
156. H. M. Kingdom of Christ over all. Mat. iv. 16. Rev. xix. 6.' Psa.
Ixxii. 8. Phil. iv. 4. 1 REJOICE, the Lord is King !
Your God and King adore;
And triumph evermore :
The God of truth and love;
He took his seat above :
He rules o'er earth and heaven!
Are to our Jesus given :
Shall all our sins destroy ;
With pure seraphic joy:
Jesus, the judge, shall come,
To their eternal home :
157. L. M. Lamb of God bearing away sin. John i. 36. Rev. y. 12. 1 BEHOLD the sin-atoning Lamb
With wonder, gratitude and love! To take away our guilt and shame,
See him descending from above. 2 Our sins and griefs on him were laid ;
He meekly bore the mighty load; Our ransom price he fully paid
In groans and tears, and sweat and blood. 3 To save a guilty world he dies;
Sinners, behold the bleeding Lamb! To Him lift up your longing eyes,
And hope for mercy in his name. 4 Pardon and peace through Him abound;
He can the richest blessings give; Salvation in his name is found,
He bids the dying sinner live. 5 Jesus, my Lord, I look to thee;
Where else can helpless sinners go ? Thy boundless love shall set me free
From all my sin, and guilt, and woe.
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Christ's finished work.
i HARK! the voice of love and mercy
Sounds aloud from Calvary!
Shakes the earth, and veils the sky!
2 It is finish'd ! O what pleasure
Do those charming words afford; Heavenly blessings, without measure,
Flow to us from Christ the Lord.
Of the prophesying law;
Death and hell no more shall awe. It is finish'd ! Saints, from hence your comfort draw. 4 Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs !
Join to sing the glorious theme; All on earth, and all in heaven,
Join to praise Immanuel's name ! Hallelujah! Glory to the bleeding Lamb!
Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. Rev. v. 6.
1 Pet. i, 20.
1 HOW shall our feeble lips proclaim
The honours of the Saviour's name! Or how the gratitude declare,
Our hearts inflamed to Jesus bear? 2 To manifest his wondrous love,
Behold he leaves the worlds above! From climes of bliss beyond the sky,
Swift he descends, to bleed and die. 3 Lo, he again from death revives !
Jesus, the great Redeemer, lives; High seated on his Father's throne,
He sheds his choicest blessings down.