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3 His hand no thunder bears,
Nor terror clothes his brow; No bolts to drive our guilty souls
To fiercer flames below.
4 'Twas mercy filld the throne,
And wrath stood silent by,
To rebels doom'd to die.
Let hopeless sorrow cease ; Bow to the sceptre of his love,
And take the offer'd peace. 6 Lord, we obey thy call;
We lay an humble claim
And love and praise thy name.
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3 With glory adorn'd, his people shall sing To God, who defence and plenty supplies : Their loud acclamations to him their great King, Thro'earth shall be sounded, and reach to the skies.
Ye angels above, his glories who've sung
C. M. Praise to God in every Scene. 1 MY soul shall bless thee, O my God!
Through all my mortal days ; And to eternity prolong,
Thy vast, thy boundless praise.
Be this my sweet employ;
And doubles all my joy!
Invades my throbbing breast,
And soothe my pains to rest.
The honours of my God;
Shall spread his praise abroad.
My grateful praise I'll pay ;
And an eternal day.
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Retirement and Meditation.
2 Why should my passions mix with earth,
And thus degrade my heavenly birth?
And let my God, my Saviour go?
Thy sovereign word can draw me thence ; I would obey the voice divine,
And all inferior joys resign. 4 Be earth, with all her scenes withdrawn ;
Let noise and vanity be gone;
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The Promises. 1 OUR God! how firm his promise stands,
E’en when he hides his face !
His glory and his grace. 2 Then why, my soul, these sad complaints,
Since Christ and we are one ?
Is faithful to his Son.
of heaven possessid ;
And trust him for the rest.
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The Paschal Lamb.
Hail, thou Galilean King !
Who didst free salvation bring!
Hail, thou universal Saviour !
Who hast borne our sin and shame,
Life is given through thy name ! 2 Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
All our sins were on thee laid !
Thou hast full atonement made;
Through the virtue of thy blood;
Peace is made 'twixt man and God. 3 Worship, honour, power and blessing,
Christ is worthy to receive-
Meet it is for us to give!
Bring your sweetest, noblest lays,
Help to chant Immanuel's praise.
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Pardon brought to our senses.
How heavenly is the place
Of his redeeming grace! 2 " Here” (says the kind redeeming Lord,
And shews his wounded side) “ See here the spring of all your joys,
That open'd when I'died.” 3 He smiles, and cheers my mournful heart,
And tells of all his pain ; 4 All this (he says) I bore for thee,” And then he smiles again.
4 What shall we pay our heavenly King,
For grace so vast as this?
And seals it with a kiss.
5 Let such amazing love as this
Be sounded all abroad,
And worthy of a God.
Be everlasting praise, Salvation, honour, glory, power,
Eternal as his days.
367. P. M.
11 s. God our Shepherd and Guardian. 1 THE Lord is our shepherd, our guardian and guide ;
Whatever we want he will kindly provide !
His care and protection his flock will surround. 2 The Lord is our Shepherd; what then shall we fear?
What danger can frighten us while he is pear ?
Of th’ shadow of death, shall our hearts ever fail : 3 Though afraid, of ourselves, to pursue the dark way,
Thy rod and thy staff be our comfort and stay;
To a fountain of life it will bring us at last. 4 The Lord is become our salvation and song,
His blessings have follow'd us all our life long ;