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6 Be Christ our pattern, and our guide!
His image may we bear !
His joy and glory share !
Confidence founded in the fear of God.
1 BLESS'D is the man who fears the Lord :
His well establish'd mind, In every varying scene of life,
Shall true composure find. 2 Oft through the deep and stormy sea,
The heavenly footsteps lie ; But on a glorious world beyond,
His faith can fix its eye. 3 Though dark his present prospects be,
And sorrows round him dwell, Yet hope can whisper to his soul, That all shall issue well.
4 Full in the presence of his God
Through every scene he goes; And fearing him, no other fear
His steadfast bosom knows.
5 No dangers can his soul alarm,
No gloomy views affright;
“ Whatever is, is right.”
79. L. M. The healing power of Jesus. Matt. viii. 16, 17; ix. 35; xi. 4,5. 1 BEHOLD, the blind their sight receive !
Behold, the dead awake and live!
Leap like the hart, and bless his name! 2 Thus doth th' Eternal Spirit own
And seal the mission of his Son ;
While he hangs bleeding on the cross.
He rises, and appears to God!
No more to bleed, no more to die. 4 Hence and for ever from my heart
I bid my doubts and fears depart;
The Saviour's Invitation. Matt. xi. 28-30. Isa. Iv. 1.
Rev. xxii. 17.
1 YE scarlet-colour'd sinners, come;
O whither can you go?
white as snow. 2 Backsliding souls, fill'd with your ways, Whose weeping nights and wretched days
In bitterness are spent !
Return to Jesus, he'll reveal
What you so much lament. 3 Tried souls! look up—he says, 'tis I He loves you still
, but means to try If faith will bear the test; The Lord has given the chiefest good, He shed for you his precious blood;
O trust him for the rest!
4 Ye tender souls, draw hither too, Ye grateful, highly favour'd few,
Who feel the debt you owe ;Press on, the Lord hath more to give; By faith upon him daily live, And you shall find it so.
1 NOT all the blood of beasts
On Jewish altars slain, Could give the guilty conscience peace,
Or wash away the stain. 2 But Christ, the heavenly Lamb,
Takes all our sins away ; A sacrifice of nobler name
And richer blood than they. 3 Believing, we rejoice
To see the curse remove; We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice
And sing his bleeding love.
82. C. M. The Saviour's Message. Mark xvi. 15. Acts i. 8. 1 HARK! 'tis the Saviour of mankind,
Speaks to his chosen few;
In ways they could not know. 2 'Tis he who says, “Go forth, my friends,
Proclaim my truth to all;
As wide as Adam's fall.
That they might life obtain,
And bare their sin and pain !
The message to receive;
Yet still I came to save.
To blind my people's eyes;
my great day I'll rend the veil
From all beneath the skies.
You now in faith are :
Will wipe off every tear."
Of Moses and the Lamb;
To praise the Saviour's name.
2 Sing of his dying love;
Sing of his rising power;
For those whose sins he bore, 3 Sing till we feel our hearts
Ascending with our tongues ; Sing till the love of sin departs,
And grace inspires our songs. 4 Sing on your heavenly way,
Ye ransom'd sinners, sing; Sing on, rejoicing every day,
In Christ th' eternal king, 5 Soon shall
hear him say, “ Ye blessed children, come;" Soon will he call you hence away,
And take his wand'rer3 home.
84. C. M. The infinity of Christ's condescension. Psa. cxiii. 5, 6.
Ephes. iv. 10. 1 SAVIOUR of men, and Lord of love,
How sweet thy gracious name! With joy that errand we review,
On which thy mercy came. 2 While all thine own angelic bands
Stood waiting on the wing, Charm'd with the honour to obey
Their great, eternal King; 3 For us-mean, wretched, sinful men
Thou laid'st that glory by ; First in our mortal flesh to serve, Then in that flesh to die.